Baku, Azerbaijan, May 30
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
As many as 75 percent of the construction of one of the largest tunnels in Turkey that will run under the Bosporus has been completed, Turkish Vatan newspaper reported.
Eurasia tunnel that is under construction in Turkey, will be commissioned by 2016. The tunnel's construction is carried out at a depth of 95 meters.
Eurasia tunnel will link the Kazlicesme and Goztepe districts of Istanbul and reduce the travel time between them from 100 minutes to 15 minutes.
The project cost will exceed $2 billion.
Turkey's General Directorate of Highways said that 187 tunnels have been constructed in the country and the length of 113 of them exceeds 500 meters.
The length of 28 tunnels reaches one kilometer, 14 tunnels - over two kilometers and three tunnels - three kilometers.
The length of the largest tunnel in Turkey exceeds three kilometers. The length of the rest of the tunnels is up to 500 meters.
Edited by SI
Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu