Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu stated that with the opening of Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel, a comfortable, fast and safe transportation opportunity has been created at the ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, noted that Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel offers comfortable, fast and safe transportation. Minister Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the journeys that get harder in the intense winter conditions due to high altitude and slope will be provided much more safely and comfortably from now on, and said, “In our tunnel on Güvem-Çerkeş Road at the Ankara-Istanbul divide, we have a 3 thousand 600 meters main road, 2 thousand 400 meters connection road is located. Thanks to the roads and tunnels we have opened; "The travel time on the line between Çerkeş district of Çankırı and Kızılcahamam will be reduced from 15 minutes to 3 minutes."
President Erdoğan: "We only looked at our nation while executing our investments"
President Erdoğan made important statements at the opening ceremony. Noting that they continue to invest according to the needs of the nation, regardless of those who criticize all projects, President Erdoğan spoke as follows:
“The effective use of other transportation vehicles, from our airports to our high-speed train lines, is a result of the expansion of our road network. Thanks to these transportation networks, all of which complement each other, we can look to our future with much more confidence in terms of both human development and economic infrastructure. 'You're going to land a plane here?' they were saying. Looking at the tunnels we once dug and saying, 'Are you going to make these places as potato and onion warehouses?' they were mocking. Showing the bridges we once built, 'will you pass herds of sheep from here?' they were kidding. However, when these works were completed and put into service, we saw that those who said that first and most benefited from these works. Just like they did to the late Menderes, the late Demirel, the late Özal, and our late Professor Erbakan, who is the 10th anniversary of his death today, they thought they could divert us from our path with such lowly abuses. But we only looked at our nation while planning and executing our investments. We present our works to our country one by one by looking at what our nation needs, what it wants, what it deserves. kazanwe napped.”
"Loss of life and property will be minimized"
Stating that Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel will provide significant contributions to the transportation sector in terms of time saving and safety, Karaismailoğlu said, “With the shortening of our road and becoming comfortable, our transportation sector will also reach an efficient and economical solution. Journeys, which get more difficult in intense winter conditions due to high altitude and slope, will be provided in a much safer and more comfortable way from now on. Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş road and Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel, which we have added to our investments, will minimize the loss of life and property caused by the intensity experienced especially in the passage of heavy tonnage vehicles, ”he said.
"Çerkeş District will reach Ankara faster"
Karaismailoğlu stated that Kızılcahamam-Çerkeş Tunnel will provide convenience in the transportation of Çerkeş district of Çankırı to Ankara, the capital Ankara, and said, “The current route of 100 kilometers, together with our tunnel connecting Kızılcahamam to Çerkeş District of Çankırı and D-6 State Road When our tunnel, which we built as 2 thousand 71 meters, was put into service, it shortened 2,4 kilometers to 3,6 kilometers. We lead the way from heart to heart by crossing the unpassable mountains with tunnels, streams and valleys with bridges. I wish the Kızılcahamam Çerkeş Tunnel and its connection roads to be beneficial to all of our country, especially Ankara and Çankırı, ”he said.