When will the Keçiören Metro be opened: Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Yıldırım: 99 percent of the works on the Keçiören Metro line, which the Ankaraites expect to open, is completed. We will put the remaining works into service by making the necessary studies, 7 days and 24 hours, in the third quarter of 2016 at the latest. ”
Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, stated that 99 percent of the works have been completed on the Keçiören Metro line, which the Ankara residents are eagerly awaiting, and said, “We will be putting the remaining works into service in the third quarter of 7, by making the necessary works 24/2016. " said.
Minister Yıldırım, Kecioren Metro Station, Ataturk Culture Center, and then said in a statement made to the journalists in his statement at the Municipality of Keçiören said that the stage of construction and the work to be done after the construction phase is determined.
Stating that the necessary measures for the completion of the project and the commissioning of the line were reviewed, Yıldırım stated that the line started from the Gazino station in Keçiören and connected to Dutluk, Kuyubaşı, Mecidiye, Keçiören Municipality, Meteorology, Dışkapı, ASKİ, Atatürk Cultural Center and the subways available here.
Stating that the total length of the line is approximately 9,5 kilometers, Yıldırım noted that when the line goes into service and operates at full capacity, 700-800 thousand passengers travel from Keçiören to the center of Ankara and 50 thousand passengers per hour.
Yıldırım stated that 99 percent of the works on the Keçiören metro line, which Ankara residents are eagerly waiting for, have been completed and said that the missing works will be completed after that. Yıldırım stated that they will start the work of electro-mechanical works rapidly, which will enable the subways to work in harmony with each other, and stated that they decided to put the line into service in 2016.
“We will put it into service in the third quarter of 2016, at the latest”
Minister Yıldırım, stated that the biggest expectation of Ankara residents due to the heavy traffic on the Fatih Bridge in the morning and evening hours, was put into service as soon as possible and the relief of the inner city traffic. Yıldırım said, “We are aware of these. We reviewed our business plan. We have some bottlenecks about vehicles in front of us. Despite the fact that the signal and electro mechanical works were tendered over time, the legal process continued for a long time and the business was deadlocked because the contractor companies took the matter to the judiciary. It has not been resolved at the moment, but we somehow do not want to solve this and therefore delay the project further. In this regard, we will activate our B plan. Necessary sacrifices, works will be done 7 days and 24 hours, and I hope that we will put this service into service in the third quarter at the latest in 2016. Our preference is to start operating as early as possible in 3. This requires extraordinary diligence and work. ”
Indicating that it is easy to do the work that appears, but what can be encountered when the work begins with the signal, mechanization, Yildirim said that the necessary work will be done meticulously, they will be the followers of the work, the necessary measures will be developed to solve the problems that can not be overcome, and even the time loss of 1 hours will not be allowed.
Ankara residents said, “The Keçiören Metro should no longer be on your agenda. Yıldırım, who undertakes all kinds of works and will open this day on the day we promised, said, “You can be sure that we will do the same after we do what we have promised so far. Our aim is to make the lives of our citizens of Ankara easier, to make travel from torture to pleasure. For this purpose, we find it engaged in feverish work with our team. ”
Yıldırım noted that the test drives will be launched at the Keçiören Metro towards the end of March 2016.
Reminiscent of the phrase “Let our love begin like Kecioren Metro, but never end,” which has become a phenomenon in social media, Yıldırım stated that this word will be changed, it is a good word for love but it is not a desired word for Keçiören Metro.
“Let love, love and brotherhood continue among people, but services should be done as soon as possible. At that time, people's happiness and brotherhood will increase more. ”Yildirim said that at the end of 2016, this word will be removed from the agenda and young people will find a new slogan.
Yıldırım pointed out that the cost of Keçiören Metro is 300 million liras in terms of expenditures so far, “If we consider the future works, 150 million liras will be higher. Now this work is completed with 5 percent plus minus final account. If you turn it into 450 million lira plus minus $ 5, $ 150 million. ”