Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Asım Güzelbey said that the tram is important in terms of transportation and said, "After completing all the backbones of the tram, we aim to carry 100 thousand passengers per day".
In his statement, Mayor Güzelbey stated that they are continuing to work to create the tram in other regions. Expressing that the transportation problem in the city will be overcome after the tram starts in other regions, Güzelbey said, “We are doing the 2nd stage of the light rail system in Karataş at great speed. We hope that after building this place, the number of passengers we carry will triple. As you know, Karataş is a new residential area. A place where there are usually university students. Besides
Other populations of people also live in Karataş. We are experiencing serious problems with the city connection of Karataş. Because some of the previously wrong plans make the city connection of Karataş difficult. Here we see the solution to this as a tram. We believe that we will complete the tram of Karataş on the date we target ”.
"After that, we have one more goal left in our period," said Mayor Güzelbey. "Our goal is to run the tram in the Ibrahimli region. As a result of an agreement we made with the State Railway, we planned to make a line from the train station, gardan GATEM-Gazikent, Küsget and on the other hand to the organized industry. We signed the protocol for this in 2010. Now our negotiations with the State Railways continue. If this line is completed, Gaziantep will be built with a railway network of approximately 100 kilometers. We've done 15 kilometers so far. If we include the Karataş line, it will be 22 kilometers. If we say Ibrahimli at 8 kilometers, it goes up to 40 kilometers. Then, when we built GATEM-Gazikent, Küsget and Organized Industrial Zone, there will be a serious relief in the transportation of Gaziantep at that time ”.
SCULPTURE IS BUILT
Stating that they were criticized for the tram being in a certain part of the city, Mayor Güzelbey said, “It is true that the tram is in a certain part of the city, but I liken it to a skeleton. So far, we've only made the backbone of a human skeleton by tram. We have to wear the arm and leg of this spine. If we target only the spine, it would not be possible to walk. Karataş and İbrahimli stages become one of the arms of the spine, GATEM-Gazikent, one of the Küsget legs, and the organized industry becomes the other. Then we will have reached a certain target on the tram. We aim to carry around 100 thousand passengers per day, far exceeding the current number of passengers. We thank the people of Gaziantep who supported the tram ”.
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