Saying that there has not been a tender for the railway and connection lines on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge since 2016, when the bridge was opened, IYI Party Istanbul City Council member and IMM Transportation and Traffic Commission member Suat Sarı said, "Why hasn't the train track been built for five and a half years? “Does the state mind do it unplanned when building a bridge?” he asked.
The train tender for the road on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which was inaugurated by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in 2016 with the phrases "the widest bridge in the world", has still not been made.
Sena Tufan from Cumhuriyet to the news According to; “Good Party Istanbul City Council member and IMM Transportation and Traffic Commission member Suat Sarı reacted to the ministry's failure to open a tender and said, “When the bridge was completed five and a half years ago, it was launched as 'the widest bridge in the world'. The cost of the bridge increases when it is made wider. You built the train track, why haven't you made the tender for five and a half years, you couldn't put the train into use? Does the state mind do it unplanned when building a bridge? The operating costs spent on the bridge were wasted," he said.
“IT HAS ALSO COME TO THE PARLIAMENT”
IYI Party member Sarı said that the train tender for the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which was not made, was brought to the agenda of the Parliament, but the government officials did not make a statement that clarified the issue. Asking questions about the subject to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Sarı used the following expressions: “Why hasn't the train tender been made yet and when will it be held? How much budget was calculated for the railway-Gebze-Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge Istanbul Airport line? Has a budget been allocated for this work in 2022 by the Ministry of Transport and the General Directorate of Highways? How much has been paid to the operator ICA, in dollar terms, to date?”
OPERATING TIME WILL EXPIRE
When the construction of the bridge was completed in 2016, the Minister of Transport, Ahmet Arslan, said, “A place has been reserved for the railway, going and coming back and forth on the bridge. from the Third Bridge HalkalıIt is expected that the tender for the 62-kilometer project up to ' will be realized in the coming months. IC İÇTAŞ-ASTALDI JV companies were announced as the construction contractor of the bridge. ASTALDI JV transferred its shares to IC İÇTAŞ, and the operating period of the bridge operator IC İÇTAŞ was announced as 7 years and 9 months. This period ends in August 2024.