Kars-Tbilisi railway line 700 was contracted to million liras. The producer did not make the signaling system. But he paid for it. This irregularity revealed the TCA.
SPOKESMANAccording to the report by Ali Ekber ERTÜRK, the TCA announced the Ministry of Transport report after the high-speed train accident that occurred in Ankara last Thursday, killing 9 people and injuring 92 people. It was underlined that many railways were put into service before the signaling system of the railway was completed, as in the railroad, where the accident occurred in Ankara. According to the report, the two projects that were tendered were delivered before the completion of the productions affecting life safety such as signaling and electrification. It was stated that one of these railway lines was the Kars-Tbilisi Railway Project, which was tendered to 2 million liras. Here are the findings in the report: “It was stated that the Kars-Tbilisi Railway Line was completed and opened for trade. Although it is true that the railway was opened to trade, the statement that the project was completed does not reflect the truth. A significant part of the productions in the project could not be completed because the contract price was filled. Especially tunnel and superstructure manufacturing was incomplete and electrification, signaling and telecommunications were not included in the contract. In order to complete the aforementioned productions, 700nd supply tender will be made. ”
33 percent finished
The Court of Accounts found that in another railway project, which cost 658 million liras, the work was received without the installation of the electrification and signaling system, and the contractor company was paid, as if all work was done. In the report, “It is seen that 17 percent of the tunnels, 41 percent of the superstructure and 41 percent of the bridges and viaducts that make up the majority of the project have been completed and no manufacturing related to electrification, signaling and telecommunications has been made. Only 33 percent of the project has been completed. ”