Istanbul Silahtarağa Tunnel was put into service

Istanbul Silahtarağa Tunnel was put into service
Istanbul Silahtarağa Tunnel was put into service

The work started last year by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Silahtaraga Tunnel was put into service. Thanks to the tunnel, the 2-kilometer distance between Gaziosmanpaşa and Eyüp was shortened to 75 meters, thus saving fuel and time.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has implemented it to reduce the traffic density in Eyüp Silahtarağa region. Silahtaraga Tunnel and connecting roads are completed. The Silahtarağa Tunnel, built by the Directorate of Infrastructure Services of the IMM Department of Science Affairs, connects Eyüp Silahtarağa Street, Gaziosmanpaşa Street and Vardar Boulevard. The tunnel, which was built in the form of a single tube, serves both ways. As of today, thanks to the tunnel opened for the use of drivers, the distance of 2 kilometers is covered by a 75-meter tunnel road.

A press information program was organized for the opening of the Silahtarağa Tunnel. The program was attended by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Hayri Baraçlı, Gaziosmanpaşa Mayor Hasan Tahsin Usta, Mayor of Eyüp Remzi Aydın and AK Party Eyüp Mayor Candidate Deniz Köken. Speaking at the program, IMBB Secretary General Hayri Baraçlı said that the tunnel will form an important transportation axis between Gaziosmanpaşa and Eyüp.

Baraçlı stated that the tunnel length in Istanbul along with the opened tunnel has increased to 23 kilometers and said: söyl In the coming period, we have many projects and works on 2023 and beyond about tunnels in Istanbul. We have approximately 181 kilometer tunnel road projects. This tunnel is 10 in Istanbul. tunnel road. In this way, we have signed another project that will make life easier for our citizens. Bu

In addition to making life easier with the tunnels, Baraçlı stated that they have made a great contribution to the environment and said: ın With these tunnels, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions are decreased. In addition, a distance saving of approximately 4865 kilometers is provided daily. As Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and district municipalities, our goal is to make life easier for the citizen İstanbul.


Before the tunnel project was put into service, drivers coming from Eyüp-Golden Horn direction and wanting to go to Yıldız Bastion and Vardar Boulevard had to make a U-turn from the square where Alibeyköy Mosque is located. This caused vehicles to travel longer distances and increased traffic density in the region. When the tunnel is put into service, drivers coming from Eyüpsultan and wanting to go to Karadolap, Akşemsettin, Çırçır, Yeşilpınar will go directly to Vardar Street without entering Alibeyköy. In this way, the traffic density in the region, especially in Alibeyköy Square, will decrease significantly. By shortening the distances, time and fuel consumption will be saved.


With the commissioning of the Silahtarağa Tunnel, the number of tunnels completed in Istanbul increased to 11, and the total tunnel length increased to approximately 23 kilometers. Work continues on the Dolmabahçe-Levazım Tunnel, which has a total length of 10,5 kilometers, and the Sabiha Gökçen Airport Tunnel. It is planned to put into service 2023 tunnels with a total length of 94,64 kilometers in 15, and 2023 tunnels with a length of 54,25 kilometers after 13. Thus, after 2023, with 181 tunnels with a total length of 51 kilometers across Istanbul, distances will be shortened and traffic will be relieved.

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