In the month of December it will enter into the service tunnel and Eurasia, which so far has completed construction of 85% of it, according to the Minister of Transport and Communications and Maritime Ahmet Arslan’s remarks.
Tunnel stretches 5.4 kilometers under the sea, where up between Asian and European sides of Istanbul street quickly.
Reach the deepest point in the tunnel to a depth of 106.4 meters. Since the highway that connects both sides of Istanbul will serve Kazla Street Hishimh – Gause Tibah who suffers from traffic crisis permanently. And thus it will contribute to ease the traffic tunnel Eurasia suffocating crises in Istanbul.
The minister also explained that the section that extends under the sea, which amounts to 5.4 kilometers out of the total project along 14.6 kilometers, will be two layers under the sea. By the end of this huge project will shorten the time of cutting the distance between these two points from 100 minutes to 15 minutes.
The tunnel is designed so that it can withstand an earthquake measuring up to 7.5 on the Richter, and also support two systems were flexible subscribers to remove ground difference between both the European and the Asian side.
According to the environmental and social assessments, it will be to build a tunnel for cars and two bridges to get around and three pedestrian bridges and a bridge to cross the car and in Guztibah district on the Asian side. In the European section Vsaov is building seven pedestrian bridges and five tunnels flexural.
Tunnel in the service will be on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The drivers will be able to cross it and to pay about $ 5 per vehicle through electronic payment systems HGS and OGS Portal will work on a special project, worth of investment in 1245 for 29 billion years companies