IYI Party members protested the Bursa-Ankara high-speed train project, which turned into a snake story, by establishing a toy train line in the city center in Bursa. Provincial President Selçuk Türkoğlu, Ankara-Kırıkkale-Yozgat-Sivas high-speed train line is counting the days for test drives. A great disappointment took the place of the high-speed train good news given to Bursa with a magnificent groundbreaking ceremony in 2012.”
According to the news of Halil Ataş from SÖZCÜ; Finally, IYI Party Bursa Provincial Chairman Selçuk Türkoğlu, who said that Kırıkkale, Yozgat and Sivas have gained a high-speed train, laid a toy train line in the city center together with the party members and protested the Bursa-Ankara high-speed train project, whose foundation was laid 9 years ago but could not be completed and turned into a snake story.
“IT WAS ENDED IN 2016…”
Türkoğlu said, “The fact that one of the biggest cities of our country, like Bursa, was not built with iron nets in this age, is an example of a strangeness and a complete lack of vision. As it will be remembered; In 2012, the high-speed train good news was given to the people of Bursa at the magnificent ceremony in which the state officials showed up in November, and it was emphasized that the project would be completed in 2016 as well. The year is 2021 and the eyes of our fellow citizens from Bursa are spent looking at the railways of neighboring provinces, and their lives are spent emulating the high-speed trains brought to other cities.”
“THE FAST TRAIN DREAM HAS BEEN REACHED SINCE 2008”
Türkoğlu stated that the ruling party started to make Bursa dream of a high-speed train since 2008.
“For exactly 4 roads, every representative of the ruling party who came to Bursa gave the citizens good news on the high-speed train. The foundation we are talking about was finally laid in 2012.
So what happened when it was thrown? Let's just say, it was a huge fiasco! Do you know what they said with great and great words at that ceremony? 'O people of Bursa, you will go from Bursa to Ankara in only 2 hours and 10 minutes by high-speed train, good news!' they said…
What happened then? I swear we forgot the number of times, I don't know how many times the routes have changed, the end date has been postponed until 2021.
So what are they saying now? 'We promise in 2023, we will finish it for sure!' We see, there is not even a proper budget for this project! So they keep reading fairy tales.”
“STOCKLY TURNED INTO A HIGH STANDARD PROJECT”
“Over time, the high-speed train project suddenly 'transformed' and turned into a 'high standard' train project," said Türkoğlu, adding, "The visible village does not want a guide! Can you imagine? It is not even clear which route this train will pass between Bursa-Yenişehir yet. Half-built excavations, bridges, tunnels, viaducts have already been left to rot. There is also a shocking claim that is said to be reflected in the Court of Accounts report, oh my God. The findings are that although the entire tender price was paid to the relevant company, only 25 percent of the production was made on the Bursa line. By the way, it is doubtful what kind of merit(!) the famous Kalyon İnşaat, which won the last tender, will display!..”
“OVERCOME THE FOUNDATION YOU CREATED FIRST”
Türkoğlu from the IYI Party, who wants the government to fulfill its promise, concluded his words as follows:
“As if all these shortcomings weren't enough, what about their attempt to deceive and distract the public by adding the Bursa-Bandırma line to the project?
remember? They also showed off, saying, 'We are extending the train project to Bursa to 201 km and extending it to Bandırma'.
You haven't been able to take a decent road on the 56 km Bursa-Yenişehir route and the 50 km Yenişehir-Osmaneli route, you're wasting your money. Master! Get over the foundation you first laid, and look after!”