Building of Marmaray tunnel to be suspended for three years
The government of Turkey will not be able to complete implementation of one major infrastructure projects in the history of the country, which involves the development of the railway network of Istanbul worth $2.5 billion and building of a new railway tunnel, according to state press-service.
The project involves building of a an underwater railway tunnel, known as Marmaray, connecting the European and Asian parts of the city, under the Bosphorus Strait.
So far, of the 30 planned stations only 5 were built, while of the 76 km line, only 13 km are ready for operation.
Construction works were seriously delayed, due to discovery of prehistoric remains. There is a possibility that due to this, commissioning of the object will be suspended until 2019.
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