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The foundation of Beypazari-Nallihan road, which will be an alternative for the Istanbul-Ankara road, has been laid

An important step has been taken, which is expected to be an alternative to the Istanbul-Ankara road and will facilitate transportation in Ankara. While laying the foundation of the road that will speed up transportation in Ankara’s Beypazari and Nallihan districts, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoglu said, “Our Beypazari-Nallihan divided road project will bring vitality to the historical, touristic and economic life of the region, as well as uninterrupted safe transportation. Transportation time will be reduced to 14 minutes. Thus, it will save a total of ₺9 million, ₺5 million from time and ₺4 million from fuel, in a year.”

The foundation of the road that will reduce the transportation from 1 hour to 14 minutes in Ankara’s Beypazari and Nallihan districts has been laid. Minister Karaismailoglu said, “Our Beypazari-Nallihan divided road project will bring vitality to the historical, touristic and economic life of the region, as well as providing uninterrupted safe transportation. The transportation time will be reduced to 14 minutes. Thus, we will save a total of ₺9 million, ₺5 million from time and ₺4 million from fuel, in a year.”

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Karaismailoglu attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Beypazari-Nallihan road. Karaismailoglu said that as the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, they continue their investments all over Turkey with all their might, regardless of east-west, north-south.

Karaismailoglu said, “We see each of our projects as a step towards national independence and national economy, and we take steps to realize our holistic development. With the project that we will lay the foundation of today, we will transform the road transportation between Beypazari and Nallihan, the two beautiful districts of our capital, into a much safer, faster and more comfortable way in the standard of divided roads. With our moves in the land, air, rail, maritime and communication sectors that we have started in our country since 2003, we have made our country a leader in its region and an important crossroads in the world in transportation and communication, on the threshold of the centennial of our Republic.”

‘WE MAKE SERVICE POLICY’

Drawing attention to the importance of the services rendered, Karaismailoglu said, “During the AK Party governments, we invested over ₺1 trillion 118 billion in transportation and communication. In the last 19 years, we have built 14 thousand 267 kilometers of single roads and 22 thousand 238 kilometers of divided roads. We increased our divided road length from 6,100 kilometers to 28,339 kilometers, the highway length from 1,714 kilometers to 3,532 kilometers, and the tunnel length from 50 kilometers to 617 kilometers. We aim to increase our divided road length to 30 thousand kilometers in 2023. We make our roads equipped with smart transportation systems. We produce projects for the development of our country, the opening of new employment opportunities, and the growth of the economy, and we make a policy of work and service.”

‘WE HAVE INVESTED ₺81 BILLION 764 MILLION FOR ANKARA’

Karaismailoglu stated that those who try to ‘let Turkey stand in its place’ will lose their hopes and said, “We have left the enthusiasm of those who want Turkey to be governed as it was 50 years ago. We will continue to offer these projects to the service of our nation tomorrow, just as we implemented the vision projects that will improve our country despite the domestic outbreaks. During the period of our governments, we invested approximately ₺81 billion 764 million for Ankara’s transportation and communication. We increased the length of the divided highway in Ankara to 1,172 kilometers. I would like to especially emphasize that nearly 60% of the 2,000-kilometer road network in Ankara is of divided highway standard. Between 2002 and 2020, we built and improved 163 kilometers of single roads in terms of highways to our capital. We realized 686 kilometers of hot bituminous coating. While the amount of road investments made in the capital city between 1993-2002 was only ₺2 billion 708 million, we increased this amount to ₺12 billion 759 million during the period of our governments. The total project cost of 29 highway investments that are ongoing in our capital today is over ₺5 billion 549 million.”

‘WILL BE THE ALTERNATIVE OF THE ANKARA-ISTANBUL ROAD’

Karaismailoglu stated that the Beypazari-Nallihan divided road, the foundation of which was laid today, is one of the 29 important highway projects, “Our alternative highway line, which connects South Marmara and Istanbul in the west of Ankara, is also extremely important as it will remedy the increasing transportation needs of our important industrial establishments on the route. While our divided road connects two important districts of Ankara in the direction of Istanbul, it will also be an alternative to the existing Ankara-Istanbul road. With the previous work on the 59-kilometer state road between Nallihan, 30.6 kilometers of the road was put into service. Our new project is to upgrade the line, which will start from the Cayirhan Bridge and the connection tunnel and end at the Nallihan district entrance, to the 2×2 lane divided road standard from a single road.”

BRIDGE AND TUNNEL BUILT TO PREVENT HURTING BIRDS

Karaismailoglu pointed out that the Cayirhan Bridge and connection tunnel works are continuing intensively in order not to harm the birds in the 5 kilometer section remaining in the Nallihan Kus Cenneti location, “We are constructing a 270-meter-long double bridge in the continuation of this 1,262-meter-long tunnel. These bridges were prepared with great devotion to prevent the birds and wildlife from being affected. We plan to complete our 23.4-kilometer-long, 2×2-lane road project in 2023 and put it into service. When our Beypazari-Nallihan divided road is completed, it will bring vitality to the historical, touristic and economic life of the region, as well as providing uninterrupted safe transportation. Travel time will be reduced to 14 minutes. Thus, we will save a total of ₺9 million, ₺5 million from time and ₺4 million from fuel, in one year. Annual carbon emission reduction will be 1,524 tons. The project will be an important alternative to the existing Ankara-Bolu-Duzce-Istanbul route.”

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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