Turkey reveals company to build railway to link Istanbul's third airport with city center
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
A consortium of companies "Ozgun Yapi Sanayi", "Kolin Insaat Turizm Sanayi" and "Ticaret Anonim Sirketi" has won a tender for construction of a high-speed railway that will connect the third airport in Istanbul to the city center, a source in the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey told Trend.
Seven companies took part in the tender, according to the source.
“The preliminary cost of the project was estimated at 5 billion Turkish liras, and the tender offer of the consortium of companies "Ozgun Yapi Sanayi", "Kolin Insaat Turizm Sanayi" and "Ticaret Anonim Sirketi" amounted to 4.2 billion Turkish liras,” the source said.
The consortium that won the tender is obliged to complete the construction work within 1,500 days, the source noted.
Previously, the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey told Trend that Ankara's Esenboga Airport and Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International Airport will be connected to the center of the two cities by a high-speed railway.
The third airport is being built near the Lake Terkos in northern Istanbul. Initially, it will serve 90 million passengers a year.
The first phase of the airport will be commissioned on Oct. 29, 2018. After commissioning, the number of flight destinations in Turkey will increase from 282 to 350. The new airport will annually serve about 200 million passengers.
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