CHP's Gürer: "Level Crossings Should Not Be A Death Road"

chpli gurer level crossings
chpli gurer level crossings

Stating that an average of 100 people die every year in accidents that occur at level crossings, Gürer said, “The Ministry of Transport should be transformed into underground and overpasses, especially in urban areas and traffic-intensive places within the level crossings.

Republican People's Party (CHP) Niğde Deputy Ömer Fethi Gürer made statements about the accident that occurred as a result of the accident that occurred in the morning crossing at the crossroads of the Niğde Special Provincial Administration. Ömer Fethi Gürer explained that he was saddened by the loss of 1 person in the accident and the serious injury of 1 person. Wishing condolences to the citizen who lost his life and condolences to his relatives and urgent healing to the injured citizen, Gürer said, “I gave written questions about level crossings. The ministry made a statement. Essentially, the precautions should be taken as soon as possible. These level crossings become graves for at least 100 citizens every year. ”

Reminding that 5 people lost their lives in the crossing at the level crossing in the Niğde Special Provincial Administration Crossroad where the accident occurred, and at least 5 people have died in the past 3 years at the level crossings throughout the province, Ömer Fethi Gürer said: Although we have warned at railroad crossings for years, unfortunately, the necessary underpass or overpass was not made. Our citizens lose their lives in train accidents that occur every year at level crossings on DİTAŞ Junction, Old Industrial Site Junction, Special Provincial Administration Junction and Devlet Bahçeli Boulevard. Human life should not be so cheap. Arrangements should definitely be made for urban and mobile passages. ”

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Ömer Fethi Gürer, who stated that they demanded both the former Minister of Transportation Ahmet Arslan and the current Minister Cahit Turhan in order to prevent any accidents that may occur by asking questions, they said: “The railway passing through the middle of the city in Niğde in Niğde said in a statement. Regarding the level crossings that meet with highways, various words are given in each election period, but these words are forgotten until the next election. Many projects such as bridged crossroads, overpasses, underpasses, controlled barriers, and guarded systems have been developed for level crossings in Niğde for years, but unfortunately so far these projects have not been carried out everywhere.

In a response to a question motion submitted to the Ministry of Transport two years ago, a statement was made that all level crossings will be renewed within 5 years. Stating that there are 3 level crossings on railway infrastructures, 10 of them are protected and 1079 are free cross-marked level crossings, and the ministry announced that 1931 citizens lost their lives in 2014 traffic accidents between 2016 and 66.

Likewise, is there any effort to turn the level crossings near Niğde-DİTAŞ, which is said to be built by TCDD and Niğde Municipality, into a bridge crossing near the crossing and the Environment Directorate? I gave a question proposal.

There are also complaints that the barriers in the level crossings do not completely close the road, sometimes they remain closed for a long time even though the train does not arrive, so the drivers continue their way from the unobstructed parts of the barrier. The Ministry of Transport, whose budget has exceeded billions, should now implement systems that will enable our people to pass safely at all level crossings in our country ... ”



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