Karaismailoğlu, who has been investigating the construction site of the T26 Tunnel in the Demirköy district, which is under construction within the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train Project, in Bozüyük district, said that all measures were taken in line with the Ministry of Health's recommendations regarding the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19).
Minister Karaismailoğlu stated that the T26 Tunnel is 6 thousand 800 meters long, and works continue at a distance of 8 thousand 100 meters with the entrance and exit structures.
Explaining that the tunnel between Bozüyük and Bilecik on the Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Train Line will be completed after 14 minutes, Karaismailoğlu said that there was a great revolution in the railways under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and that he has been working with great devotion for years.
Referring to the works on the railways, Karaismailoğlu continued his words as follows:
“We completely renewed a 400 km line between Samsun and Sivas. Here we completely removed the rails of a line built in 1930; electric, signaled and commissioned. Again, there is a very feverish work between Ankara and Sivas. I hope we will have put our 400-kilometer high-speed train line into operation this year. Currently, the work of our 1200 km high-speed train line continues. Our whole goal is to increase this to 2023 kilometers in 5. Thus, we will have a railway line of 500 thousand 17 kilometers. It reduces traffic congestion when the railway lines are finished and put into operation. In addition, there is a great gain in energy, savings and fuel. Again, high-speed train lines cause huge changes in the economical and social terms in the cities where they are located.
Karaismailoğlu Minister emphasized that Turkey's railways complete projects on a global scale, "Our goal is, as of 2023 the share of rail passenger transportation 4 percent, remove up to 10 per cent in freight transport. Our work continues in this direction. ” used the expression.