Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said that the length of the Konya-Karaman train line is 100 kilometers and said, “Its infrastructure and superstructure are finished. Our studies for signalization continue. I hope our goal is to start the business by the end of the year. ” said.
Karaismailoğlu received a briefing by examining the T1 Tunnel of the Karaman-Ulukışla High Speed Train Project in Konya, where he went to participate in a number of programs.
Minister makes a statement after the investigation Karaismailoğlu, he said that in a major breakthrough in Turkey's railways.
Expressing that they received information about the current state of the project, Karaismailoğlu said:
“The length of our Konya-Karaman line is 100 kilometers. Its infrastructure and superstructure are finished. Our studies for signalization continue. I hope our goal is to start the business by the end of the year. Our work continues on our Karaman-Ulukışla line. Our works are carried out intensely at TCDD's more than 1500 construction sites across the country. As the whole world struggled with Kovid-19, we redesigned our construction sites by taking all our precautions. All our employees continue their work devotedly, without any trouble at our construction sites. ”
“We aim to go to the Mediterranean”
Ministers Karaismailoğlu, Turkey at 1200 kilometers in length stating that the activity of the high speed rail line, the length of the high speed rail line as of 2023 stressed that they tried to reach 5 thousand kilometers. Karaismailoğlu continued his words as follows:
“Again, Konya-Karaman and Karaman-Ulukışla are among these goals. One is 100 kilometers and the other is 135 kilometers. After connecting Ulukışla, we aim to go to the Mediterranean. We have completed our projects for this. As soon as we have dealt with the finance issue, we will bid. Again, the Mersin-Adana-Osmaniye-Gaziantep line currently has tender preparation works. In other words, a person who takes the train from Istanbul in 2023 will be able to come to Gaziantep. On the other hand, we want to increase the capacity of the railroad both in cargo and passengers. We aim to increase the load to 10 percent and then to 20 percent at the first stage. ”
Minister Karaismailoğlu, AK Party Deputy Chairman Leyla Şahin Usta, Konya Governor Cüneyit Orhan Toprak, Konya Metropolitan Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay, TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun, AK Party Konya Provincial Chairman Hasan Angı and some AK Party deputies accompanied he.