Turkey plans giant transportation projects by 2015

Another important project, a highway beneath Istanbul Strait, is expected to end by 2015.

Another important project, a highway beneath Istanbul Strait, is expected to end by 2015.

Giant projects of Turkish Transportation Ministry will be in service by 2015.

According to the data by the ministry, Turkey keeps making great investments in the transportation sector.

Marmaray, a rail transport project on construction of an undersea rail tunnel under the Istanbul Strait, will start to serve on October 29, 2013. Marmaray rail tube tunnel will link the city’s Asian and European sides via an undersea commuter train line. The project also includes the modernization of suburban rail lines along the Sea of Marmara from Halkali on the European side to Gebze on the Asian side.

Another important project, a highway beneath Istanbul Strait, is expected to end by 2015. The Istanbul Strait Road Tunnel Crossing will be used only by light vehicles.

One of Built Operate and Transfer model projects is Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Highway whose tender will take place on January 10, 2012.

Meanwhile, North Marmara Highway, including the third Bosporus bridge in Istanbul, will start to serve in 2015.

04 September 2011 Sunday

Ankara: AA