The governorship has made an important decision for the Darica subway to be implemented by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality. The governor's office, which decided that the EIA report was not necessary, paved the way for a large investment and shortened the duration of the process.
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, a while ago from the center of Darıca and Gebze Organized Industrial Zone, which will extend to the construction of the subway line had pushed the button. 12 year-long subway line for 1.5 year-long Preparation of Final Design Projects for pre-qualification for the services of Engineering Services and Consultancy, pre-tender for the consultancy service 1 year ago, the line 10 separate stations with Gebze and Darıca city centers, hospitals, public institutions , educational institutions, OIZ areas and Marmaray line was announced to be integrated.
Kocaeli Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization announced last week that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, one of the most difficult issues in front of the metro, had started. Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization affiliated to Kocaeli Governorship: “DARICAGEBZE, the file submitted to the Governorship of KOCAELİ regarding the Gebze-Darıca Light Rail System (HRS) project planned to be built by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Department of Transportation - Rail Systems Branch Office The file was examined and approved in accordance with Article 17 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation, and the EIA process for the project has started. It is announced to the concerned and the public ”that the process has started.
HOW TO WORK?
The process for Metro would now operate as follows; Ata Within the scope of the tendering route surveys will be carried out and comparative route surveys will be implemented at appropriate scales for the route alternatives to be developed. In accordance with the results of the survey, the appropriate route will be determined, the station locations will be determined, the system characteristics and design standards will be determined, the proposed route and the proposed stations will be prepared with the proposed reconstruction plan amendments and the expropriation sheets. The municipal authorities, who will hold the meeting with the local people on the route for the EIA report, will start construction after receiving the EIA report rapor ED
EIA NOT REQUIRED
The EIA report was expected to be prepared by the end of the year, and the construction work was expected to begin in 2018. However, it did not turn out as expected. The Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization made another announcement just a week later. In this announcement, it was stated that an EIA report is not required for the metro. With the decision "EIA is not required", metro works will accelerate. In the announcement made yesterday, the following statements were made: “The file submitted to our Ministry regarding the Gebze-Darıca Light Rail System (HRS) project planned to be carried out by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Department of Transportation - Rail Systems Branch in the district of KOCAELİ province ÇAYIROVA, DARICAGEBZE. Its file has been examined and evaluated. In accordance with the 17th article of the EIA Regulation, the Gebze-Darıca Light Rail System (HRS) project has been decided by our Governorate as "Environmental Impact Assessment Not Required".
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