Channel Istanbul Route Halkalı Kapıkule Increased the Cost of YHT Project

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channel istanbul guzergahi ring increased the cost of kapikule yht project

CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akin, the rail link will provide Turkey with Europe Halkalı-Kapıkule High Speed ​​Train (YHT) Project Çerkezköy-Halkalı It determined that the cost in the section increased 2,5 times because it intersected with the Canal Istanbul route.

Pointing out that the cost of the project, which was announced as 3,1 billion TL, was revised to 7,7 billion TL, Akın said, “Channel Istanbul, which is a rent project and opposed by scientists, has received at least 4,6 billion TL for the public without a nail. it started to bring a burden, ”he said.

Akın in the investment program of TCDD in 2020 Çerkezköy-Halkalı the total cost of the section is 3,1 billion TL; In the 2021 Investment Program published by the Presidency, he stated that the cost of the said department was increased and that it was taken from TCDD and transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. Akın pointed out that the reason for the increase in the cost of the project more than twice is due to its intersection with Kanal Istanbul.

Akın said, “Survey works were revised due to Kanal Istanbul within the scope of the project with a total length of 76 kilometers. "The cost will increase 10 times due to the fact that a 2,5-kilometer-long tunnel will be built and harmonized with Kanal Istanbul."


Pointing out that the tender process of the project is expected to be completed within the scope of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments this year, Akın stated that the companies close to the government will show great interest in the project. Influx; “The first part of the project, Kapıkule-Çerkezköy section is currently being carried out by Kolin İnşaat. Making the second part of the YHT project compatible with the Kanal Istanbul project, which is not yet clear and caused controversy, reveals the stubbornness of the government on this issue ”.

CHP member Akın pointed out that it would cause the destruction of thousands of acres of agricultural land and said that "At least 10 thousand decares of agricultural land will be destroyed along the route of the YHT project". Influx; He stated that the destruction of the lands where intensive sunflower cultivation takes place in the Thrace region will cause the rising oil prices to increase even more.

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