Marmaray migration of 27 thousand people in Üsküdar: The face of Üsküdar Square will be different within the scope of the Marmaray project. According to the new development plan prepared, 26 thousand buildings in the square will be expropriated and approximately 27 thousand people will be displaced.
Works for Marmaray, defined as the '150-year dream' of Istanbul, continue at full speed. The routes of the project, which will connect the two sides of Istanbul with a tube passage that will pass under the Bosphorus, are beginning to change gradually. In this sense, one of the districts faced with a new development plan and expropriation areas was Üsküdar. At the request of the Cultural and Natural Heritage Conservation Boards, the design works of Üsküdar, which includes Yenikapı, Sirkeci and Yedikule, which were prepared by the Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul under the name of 'Urban Transformation Project', were completed. As a result of these efforts, it was decided to close the Üsküdar square to traffic, to expropriate the houses and workplaces in the designated area, and to establish a 6 thousand square meter net usage area and a 20 thousand square meter bazaar under the square. The number of buildings to be expropriated under the project; 128 1-storey, 187 2-storey, 225 3-storey, 313 4-storey, 112 5-storey, 47 6-storey, 12 7-storey and 2 8-storeys were announced as 26 thousand. This figure corresponds to at least 26 thousand 1 flats, since there will be 2 flats on each floor of 6 thousand buildings. Considering that families consisting of an average of four people live in the apartments, it is revealed that 778 thousand 27 people will change their houses in Üsküdar within the next two years.
10 will be affected by the neighborhood
Rumi Mehmet Pasha, Hacı Hesna Hatun, İnkılap, Selman Ağa, Ayazma, Hayrettin Çavuş, Ahmet Çelebi, Kefçe Dede, Gülfem Hatun and Lazy Hacı Mehmet are among the regions to be expropriated. However, according to information obtained from Üsküdar Municipality, these neighborhood names only cover areas that will be affected by expropriation. In other words, not all the neighborhoods mentioned will be evacuated. The total size of the area to be expropriated is calculated as 10 thousand 39 square meters.