Haliç-Kemerburgaz Railway Line Project Protested

Haliç-Kemerburgaz Railway Line Project Protested: One of the pillars passing through the Belgrad Forest before the Metropolitan Municipality of Constantinople against the project of the Northern Forest Defense 'Dekovil nostalgic line is not. Talan project, '' he protested the project with a press release.

Members of the Defense of the Northern Forests gathered in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and opened a banner saying "Dekovil is not a nostalgic line, but a plunder project". Participants who carried a foreign currency with the words "Dekovil Line is a deforestation project", "Don't touch my Belgrade Forest" shouted various slogans.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Meryem Gökçeoğlu, Member of the Northern Forests Defense, stated that the Belgrad Forest is one of the last green areas in Istanbul.

Gökçeoğlu, arguing that the decovil line and its accompanying bicycle path project, passing through the middle of the 2 thousand hectares of forestland, will bring the end of the Belgrad Forest.

“Have secret preparations started on the 13-kilometer line in the Belgrad Forest for the project, which is expected to be put out to tender on January 6,5? According to which project is the tender made? Belgrad Forest is a whole with its threatened water resources, natural texture, vegetation and living creatures. Belgrad Forest cannot be divided by rails for whatever purpose. Belgrad Forest, the heritage of Istanbul, is under the protection of Istanbul. "

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council CHP Group SözcüSü Tonguç Çoban and CHP parliament members also supported.

Will be tendered on January 13

1 Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, which decided to revitalize the train line used in World War II, prepared an 55 kilometer railway project, some of which will pass under the historical aqueducts, within the forest.

The works to revive the Golden Horn-Black Sea Field Line, which was built in the years of the First World War in order to carry the coal extracted in Ağaçlı and Çiftalan villages on the Black Sea coast, to the Silahtarağa Power Plant in order to prevent Istanbul from running out of electricity, has reached its final stage.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality will put out a tender for the 55-kilometer Haliç-Kemerburgaz-Black Sea Coast Rail System Line Project carried out by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Department.


Dekovil is a small rail with two rails between 60 cm or less. The Dekovil line is generally used for the transportation of cargo in coal and salt mine production areas and this is the railway line that surrounds the environment.

It is a railroad between the Silahtarağa Power Plant in the 1915 period and the lignite quarries in the north of the city.

Günceleme: 16/12/2018 15:03

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