The Eurasian Tunnel is expected to be captured this year with the increase of 100 in the daily vehicle pass since the opening. 1 annually contributed to the economy of the tunnel 1.2 billion pounds said.
The Eurasia Tunnel, which is the only highway that crosses the Bosphorus under the sea, reached an average of 41 thousand passes per day in its first year of opening. Başar Arıoğlu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avrasya Tunnel Business Construction and Investment Inc. and a member of the Board of Yapı Merkezi İnşaat AŞ, said, “Since the opening, there has been more than 100 percent increase in daily vehicle passage. It seems that we can reach the commitment figures (68 daily) this year. This will eliminate the need for the public to pay the difference. If we pass, we will pay 500 percent of the excess transition income to the state, ”he said.
Arıoğlu, the press conference with the Director General of the Eurasia Tunnel Sungjin Lee, the clock savings of the tunnel, fuel savings, reduce the cost of the accident, as an environmental impact to the economy 1 a billion pounds a year said that the contribution.
Başar Arıoğlu's statements are as follows:
To increase the number of passes, the current fee (16.60) can be reduced by the public. After the warranty period, 18 may be granted with the consent of the lender. We used 960 million dollars in this project. We have 25 year 28 day operating time.
A total of 1.8 million vehicles per year in the tunnel passed 15.6 million vehicles. The contract is 25 million. Accordingly, the government will pay 123.7 million TL as the difference in government commitment as of the end of March.
Until now, the maximum number of daily passes was 15 thousand 65 on the 927 July Bridge during the maintenance and repair period. In recent months, the average number of daily passes has been around 41 thousand. We think we can achieve the commitment figures this year. Even if we cannot catch it, we will get very close. The public will not have to pay the guarantee difference in the Eurasia Tunnel within a year or two. The capacity of the tunnel is 110 thousand vehicles per day. When we reach the figures above the guarantee, we will pay 30 percent of the income difference to the state.
This project also helps the non-pass. The bridge attracts the traffic and provides some comfort.
The French company is doing business. This company, which operates 30 tunnel in the world, has great experience in the field.
From the tunnel, cars go for 16.60 TL and minibuses for 24.90 TL. Currently, the minibus rate is at 5.4 percent. We want to increase this. Violation passing rates are at the level of 2.38 percent. This number is not high and it is decreasing. The accidents are half less than normal highways and are intervened in an average of 2 minutes and 12 seconds. The traffic returns to its normal course in 12 minutes and 3 seconds.
Ambulances, fire trucks and the president's office vehicle do not pay toll.
1.2 billion TL savings
Başar Arıoğlu, the 1 annually in the tunnel provides significant savings, fuel, environmental pollution reduction, accident costs, contributed to the economy, he said. Arıoğlu listed the savings items as:
22 reduction in carbon emissions was achieved. The air quality measurements performed before and after the opening of the tunnel were reduced by 32 and the 23 by carbon content.
Tunnel users saved 23 million hours. According to the calculation made using the official figures of IMM, its value is 895 million lira.
30 was a thousand tons fuel-saving. The value of this is 286 million pounds. 18 A thousand tons of CO2 emission reduction and 23 million pounds were saved.
With a reduction of 109 million vehicles - km, 6.9 million lira of accident costs were saved. The total of these shows that a contribution of 1.2 billion liras has been made.
Source : I www.dunya.co