Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Melih Gökçek stated that today is a good day for Ankara residents, and stated that a new 24-kilometer system will be added to the existing 44-kilometer rail system in Ankara and that one leg of it is the Keçiören Metro. Stating that they spent 143 trillion liras for the Keçiören Metro as the metropolitan municipality, Gökçek said, “However, since our power is not enough, we specifically asked our dear Prime Minister and our Minister, 'Please take the metro of Ankara and finish it as soon as possible. Our government did not offend us because the examples all over the world are like this, and thanks.
Saying that the 10-stop metro line, which is about 11 kilometers, will be put into service after 2.5 years, Gökçek addressed to Minister Yıldırım and said, “If Allah makes this fortune, they will be finished by the end of next year. Mr. Minister announced yesterday, since there is no problem with money, the work is up to the contractor's effort. I believe that our Minister will squeeze this work and they will complete this subway at the end of 2013 ”.
Pointing out that the Keçiören-Tandoğan Metro line passes under 180 buildings, Gökçek said, “When this subway is finished, a great service will come to our Keçiören. This subway will give Keçiören a serious breathing ”.
During this year, the project works of the Kızılay-Esenboğa Airport metro line were completed and they wished to have their protocols signed by the end of the year.