PM Davutoğlu Announces Istanbul’s ‘mega project’

mmmmTurkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu introduced plans for Istanbul’s third sub-sea tunnel project, which will be built between its two bridges, on Friday.

“Istanbul is a city which shapes history, it deserves the best, including mega-projects” Davutoğlu said, while presenting the new project in an event organized by the Ministry of Transportation

The new tunnel will be located between the First Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and will consist of triple decks, the first of its kind.

The new tunnel will be located between the First Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and will consist of triple decks, the first of its kind.
Istanbul’s first sub-sea tunnel project, Marmaray, opened on October 29, 2013. The second, the Eurasia Tunnel (“Avrasya Tüp Tüneli” in Turkish) is on its way: the double-deck tunnel will cross the Bosphorous strait undersea, connecting Kazlıçeşme district on the European side of Istanbul with Göztepe district on the Asian side through a 14.6 km (9.1 miles) route. It is due to open in 2016.
Istanbul’s third new underwater passageway project, whose name has not yet been announced, is also aimed to relieve the city’s intense traffic.

 

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