Turkey opened under the leadership of the Turkish Prime Minister, Tunnel Istiklal on Monday, July 15, connecting the Black Sea region in the central Anatolia region of the state of Kastamonu in northern Turkey.
It is noted that the tunnel was designed entrance and exit Such as the mouth of a shark, Consists of two tubes, The length of the first 5 thousand and 370 meters and the second 5 thousand and 391 meters.
The tunnel, which cost $ 3 billion, Provides a traffic service for nearly 135,000 cars per day, The transit cost of the tunnel is 9 Turkish lira.
The tunnel will shorten the transit time from 35 minutes to 8 minutes, Prime Minister Yildirim spoke about the importance of the tunnel, and this project will save about 346 thousand hours and 8 million and 300 thousand liters of fuel annually, and that support of the Turkish economy about 40 million Turkish lira, (11) million US dollars.
Yildirm explained the Turkish government are realizing the dreams of the Turkish people, Through crossing mountains and seas through tunnels, trains and cars, He stressed that the government will continue to implement projects and provide services through popular support for them.