Mega project of Istanbul Kanal Istanbul Kanal istanbul is waterway which planned to be build in European side of istanbul in 23 September 2010. Which is going to connect the Black Sea with Marmara Sea. The aim of kanal istanbul is to reduce the amount of traffic in Bosporus currently most of the ships are being in queue for almost a day or two for the transit. Kanal Istanbul will have the capacity of 160 vessel transits per day. Kanal Istanbul will have length of 45km and depth of 20.75 m (68.1 ft). Its width will be 360 m (1,180 ft) on the surface and 275 m (902 ft) wide at the bottom. Kanal Istanbul is known as a project which will save the future of Istanbul. It’s a new development in the history of Turkey. Kanal Istanbul will not be Covered under 1936 Montreux Convention which restricted the passage of non Black Sea states to pass through Bosporus. Kanal Istanbul will help to prevent the pollution which is caused by cargo vessels passing through the Sea of Marmara before the southern entrance of the Bosporus. length: 45km ( 28 miles ) Maximum boat length: 350 m (1,148 ft 4 in) Maximum boat beam: 77.5 m (254 ft 3 in) Maximum boat draft: 17 m (55 ft 9 in) Direction: one way at a time Starting point: Black Sea Ending point: Marmara sea On January 15, 2018, they declared the route of the project after studying the 5 alternative routes they finalized the Kanal Istanbul route. The Ministry of Transport announced that Kanal Istanbul will pass from Lake Küçükçekmece near the Marmara Sea. Before reaching the Black Sea it will pass through districts of Avcilar, Başakşehir, and arnavutkoy north of the city. 7 kilometers of the route will passes through Küçükçekmece 3.1 kilometers will pass through Avcılar 6.5 kilometers will go through Başakşehir 28.6-kilometer part of the route goes through Arnavutköy.