İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu announced that the State Planning Organization (DPT) gave the green light for the Üçkuyular-Halkapınar tram project, which will reduce the traffic density in the city center.
Aziz Kocaoğlu said that the approval they expected from DPT on Üçkuyular-Halkapınar tram, whose application project is ready, will be realized soon. Stating that the Minister of Transport, Communications and Maritime Affairs, Binali Yıldırım, told him “They will take care of it as soon as possible” regarding the SPO approval of the tram project, Kocaoğlu announced that they will finalize the project and start the process of the construction tender.
Stating that there are some reservations and criticisms in the Üçkuyular-Halkapınar line in the tram project, Kocaoğlu said, “It should be cooked in public. The tram is easy to manufacture. However, we take into account objections regarding the route. For example, the line is requested to pass through Mithatpaşa Street instead of Mustafa Kemal Sahil Boulevard. Time is needed to decide on these issues. The tram line does not cut the highway in too many places. A total of 13 kilometers of tram line does not cause any problems in the city center. Most of it goes outside the existing roads. There is no line guard tape. Because it will go at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour, ”he said. Stating that the line will go from where there are mulberry trees in the middle of the road in Şair Eşref Boulevard, Kocaoğlu stated that they will remove these trees.
THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS INCREASES TO 250 THOUSANDS WITH NEW COACHES IN İZBAN
Aziz Kocaoğlu said that TCDD, which is a partner in suburban line operator İZBAN, will bring new trucks from Istanbul to İzmir. Stating that the only institution that can increase the number of İZBAN passengers is Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Kocaoğlu said, “Let the drawers come, we can direct passengers to the suburban line with the new arrangements we will make in the bus lines. We arrange for as many passengers as we can carry. Today the number of passengers is 170 thousand. With the new towers, when the line reaches the capacity to carry 250 thousand passengers, we will direct the passengers within 1 month ”. Kocaoğlu said that they aim to reduce the voyage interval to 6 minutes or even 4 minutes in the future. Reminding that TCDD has carried out joint work with Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for the first time in its history, he said “TCDD also adapts to this system”.
“THANKS TO THE TOWER IN METRO AD
Kocaoglu also made a statement about the construction of the Izmir Metro, Üçyol-Üçkuyular line, under the ground unexpectedly occur due to unexpected mishaps, he said. Kocaoglu, iler Metro work to solve the problem is a progressive business. I hope it will end without accident. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality did not throw towels in this work. When the tender was canceled, we made a new one. The next time he came out the auction. We're trying to get the job done. İş
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