The Gaziray Project was implemented to solve the transportation problem of Gaziantep. Then, it has been released that the passenger transportation operations would begin in 2019 for the first time, which didn’t go as the expectations and it could not be started.
Whereas some believes that the project will begin to move passengers in October were on the agenda, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who made statements after the Cabinet Meeting, asserted that the Gaziray Project is going to be commissioned as of October.
Although the controversial process regarding Gaziray carries on, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that some transportation projects such as the Gaziray Project, will be put into service by October.
After mentioning that they have completed the South West Ring Road in Diyarbakır with a length of over 29 kilometers, crossroads and bridges at a cost of 1 billion liras, President Erdoğan declared:
“We are preparing to put 2,6 tunnels and 8 bridges on the Malatya-Hekimhan Road, with an investment value of 16 billion liras, into service in Malatya. Either you get up and say ‘We built a subway here and there’, ‘We built a tunnel like this’. He doesn’t understand, he doesn’t know these things. He lies a lot. No honesty, no production. We have completed Gaziray, which will serve 25.5 thousand passengers daily, with 16 stations in Gaziantep with a route of 358 kilometers. In Istanbul Kadıköy-We have completed the construction of the Pendik-Sabiha Gökçen metro line, which is the continuation of the Pendik metro line, with a length of 7.4 kilometers and a daily capacity of 1.2 million passengers, and it is finished. We are planning to open all these projects in October, hopefully.”