Minister of Transport and Infrastructure M. Cahit Turhan, Konya, Karaman and Kayseri to transfer the cargo to Mersin Port planned to provide faster transfer of Konya-Karaman-Mersin-Adana HT project, will contribute to the development of passenger transport in the region, he said.
The length of the 423 kilometer 102 kilometer Konya-Karaman section of the infrastructure, superstructure, electrification and station arrangements completed by completing the electrical operation, Turhan said, “In this line, 2020'da signaling work will be completed, 200 kilometers per hour will be planned to go to HT operations. With the completion of the project, the travel time on the Konya-Karaman line will decrease from 1 hours to 13 minutes to 40 minutes. ”
The continuation of the Konya-Karaman line 245 kilometer Karaman-Niğde (Ulukışla) -Mersin (Yenice) stage of the construction work continues in the Karaman-Ulukışla section, Turhan said that the project is expected to be completed in 2022.
Turhan, 110 kilometer Ulukışla-Yenice section of the project is completed, the existing double-line in Adana-Mersin line 4 line with the aim of making the 3'inci and 4'inci line construction of the infrastructure work has come to completion, he added. Minister Turhan stated that the tender preparation works for the construction of the project, which will connect the existing railway with Çukurova Airport, are continuing.