YHT Route to Pass through Sapanca was Discussed at the City Council

The High Speed ​​Train Route to Pass through Sapanca was Discussed at the City Council: Sakarya Representative of the Chamber of City Planners, Oya Arapoğlu, asked the High Speed ​​Train route to be passed through Sapanca to be reviewed.

Sakarya City Council, which comes together every month to find solutions to the problems of the city, hosted Oya Arapoğlu, the Sakarya Representative of the Chamber of Urban Planners, at the last meeting of the year. Arapoğlu shared his concerns about the High Speed ​​Train (YHT) route with the council members.


Oya Arapoğlu expressed her concerns regarding the YHT Sapanca route in her speech here. Arapoğlu, who made a comprehensive presentation that lasted about two hours, explained the damages that the YHT route would cause Sapanca with documents. Arapoğlu claimed that the route in question was prepared on paper and that sufficient technical and physical examinations were not made.


Stating that factors such as fault lines, ground structure and underground water resources were not investigated sufficiently while determining the YHT Tunnel crossing planned to be built between Sapanca and Doğançay, Arapoğlu said, “This tunnel line was drawn on paper. The tunnel entrance starting from Doğançay comes out in Akçay District, passes the Akçay Stream with viaducts and enters the tunnel again. Akçay stated that, in addition to being a 1st degree site, passing the line here will cause visual and noise pollution.

Stating that a part of the YHT line is also planned to pass under the TEM Highway, Oya Arapoğlu argued that this is not possible in the current situation. Arapoğlu said, “The State Railways Survey Project Department states that the required height for the High Speed ​​Train line to pass under the TEM highway should be 10 meters. The height of the underpass on Fevzi Çakmak Street, which is close to the point where the YHT line will pass under the TEM highway, is 4.50 meters. In this case, the YHT line will either fall below the ground level or the TEM highway will rise. "It is unclear how this transition, which is not even known about the highways, will be resolved in practice."


Pointing out that the YHT line should pass at least 1 meter above the stream beds against dangers such as floods and floods, Arapoğlu said, “In the heavy rain we experienced in September 2015, these areas where the YHT line passes are flooded, and there are puddles in the smallest rain. In addition, Sapanca main sewage line passes from this location, ”he warned.


Due to the planned YHT line, many roads in the district will be closed and transportation will be provided by under and overpasses, Arapoğlu said, “When the YHT route goes from the ground level, many open roads will be closed. In addition, since both sides of the YHT line will be closed with protective elements, mutual transitions will be provided by 'overpass and underpasses'. Not only the parcels that the line passes through, but also the parcels that face these bridged roads will have a wall view. In fact, according to the pending 1/1000 scale implementation Zoning Plan, many parcels' road fronts will be closed ”.


Highlighting that the YHT line, whose purpose is only to shorten the distance between Istanbul and Ankara, will shorten the existing route by only 13 minutes, Aarapoğlu said, “This decision taken on paper should be abandoned as soon as possible without examining and investigating Sapanca's geographical features and current urban structure. The damage caused by the YHT route to Sapanca should be studied very well, application projects and construction costs covering the infrastructure and superstructure should also be taken into consideration.

Sakarya Representative of the Chamber of City Planners Oya Arapoglu answered the questions of the members of the Shura following this comprehensive presentation. The meeting ended with the wishes of the members of the shura.

Source : www.sapanca.com.t is

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