Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, in his written statement, noted that the metro projects that will ease the traffic load in Istanbul are approaching the end step by step. Reminding that the rail system network in Istanbul is 260 kilometers, Karaismailoğlu stated that this figure will increase to 363 kilometers with the completion of the ongoing projects. Underlining that they are working day and night on the 7-kilometer urban rail system in 103 separate lines in Istanbul, Karaismailoğlu said, “One of these projects is HalkalıTunneling works with TBM in the Istanbul New Airport metro project have been completed. In the project, 8 TBMs dug a tunnel of 55 thousand 720 meters. We made 78 percent progress on our project. The daily carrying capacity of the metro line, which is 31.5 kilometers, is 600 thousand passengers. Travel time with the completion of the project Halkalı"It will be 30 minutes between Istanbul Airport," he said.
INTEGRATION WITH 5 LINES
Pointing out that the project, which includes 7 stations, will provide the residents of Istanbul with comfortable, fast and safe transportation, Minister of Transport Karaismailoğlu continued as follows:
“We will provide our citizens living in the city center and the districts of Arnavutköy, Başakşehir, with metro connections to Eyüp, Kağıthane and Beşiktaş. Halkalı- Istanbul New Airport metro line, Gayrettepe-New Airport Line, Vezneciler-Arnavutköy Line, Başakşehir-Kayaşehir Line, YHT Line and Marmaray Lines and Yenikapı-Kirazlı-Halkalı It is integrated into the line. We embroider Istanbul with rail systems. We work on a 7/24 service basis to make urban transportation in Istanbul faster, more economical, more environmentally friendly and more comfortable. 'We see service to the public as service to God'. We do not derive political profits through perception operations by relying on the services of others. We do not refrain from the works that fall within our scope of duty and do not throw the burden on others. We will continue to work for our nation, regardless of what others say, without polemics, without compromising our work policy.”