Istanbul's subways are asked

Istanbul's subways are asked
Ismail Gundogdu, who has been working in metro construction in Istanbul for nearly 20 years, has been the tunnel chief of almost every line from the first subway to the present.

Gathering a diary for visitors, Gundogdu says many well-known names, from politicians to artists, visited subway constructions.

Istanbul's metro network has reached 124 kilometers with the recently opened Otogar-Bağcılar-Başakşehir-Olimpiyatköy metro. The city, which has a population of approximately 14 million, has thousands of people who weave underground with iron nets to facilitate transportation. One of them is İsmail Gündoğdu, who opened the first metro tunnel in Istanbul. Gündoğdu, who has tunneled in almost every subway construction of the city for about 20 years, has kept visitors with a diary. Gündoğdu said, “The first metro of Istanbul was in Taksim. The visitor to the subway for the first time in Turkey was too much going on. Almost everyone, from artists to beauty contest candidates, was visiting the Taksim metro construction. That's why I wanted to keep a notebook. Important visitors who came here wrote their thoughts. Of course, now that metro technologies are used, only people with space take a business trip. " he speaks.

The agenda, which Gündoğdu called the Istanbul Metro Diary, includes notes from many people, from politicians to businessmen, from artists to students. Yonca Evcimik, who visited the construction on November 18, 1993, said, "Endless thanks to all metro employees for their close attention and assistance to us." downgraded. Ertuğrul Günay, CHP's candidate for the Metropolitan Presidency in 1994, said: “To serve Istanbul is to serve our country and the world. Thanks to everyone who contributed to Istanbul. " he wrote. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to the construction of the subway he visited during his candidacy period when he was elected as the Metropolitan Municipality Mayor. On December 6, 1994, Erdogan said, “We were delighted at the opening of the junction section of the Metro Taksim-Levent line. God bless all my managers and workers who have contributed. I also wish my Lord to see him put into service. " He wrote his note. The final note on the metro diary was made by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbaş, who made a press tour at the Üsküdar construction site on February 12, 2013. Gündoğdu says he will donate the agenda, which he calls the Istanbul Metro Diary, if a metro museum is established.

Explaining that he is happy when using the subways that he works with his family in his construction, Gündoğdu said, “Taksim metro was built in three stages. It is a little difficult to work under the city. You are going under the houses, anything can happen at any time. Eagle-KadıköyWe did not have much difficulty because we tunneled under the E-5 in. Now we are building Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe metro. This place is also forcing us very hard. Because we dig tunnels under dense construction like a mole. " says. Referring to the excitement in subway construction, Gündoğdu said, “My phone is open 24 hours a day. News of a collapse or malfunction may come from the construction site at any time. I worked in other jobs, but it was not as exciting as subway construction. I look at every call coming from the construction site with an anxiety as to whether something bad has happened, but when I was making the first subway, nobody knew what would happen. Now we have gained experience. We work by beautifying the environment of the construction site. We are making our garden, planting everything from tomatoes to peppers, from roses to tulips. " He speaks in the form.

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