Mayor Kocaoğlu: "Rail System is Indispensable Transport Vehicle"

Stating that the length of the rail system in Izmir, which was 2004 kilometers in 11, will increase to 178 kilometers after the New Year and the passenger capacity transported in this way will increase to 800 thousand, Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “Imagine that we are transporting so many passengers with rubber wheels. means participation in traffic. That's why the rail system is an indispensable means of transportation, ”he said.


The Izmir Economic Development Coordination Board (İEKKK), which was established in 2009 under the leadership of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and has representatives of institutions and organizations that play a decisive role in the city's economy, held its 73rd meeting at the Historical Gas Factory. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said that they made significant investments in rail system and sea transportation in addition to opening new roads and road widening works in areas with land suitability.

The rail system, the 1200 bus?
Indicating that the rail system is indispensable Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu,, We will use public transportation, we have no other choice. 13 has been developing the rail system for comfortable transportation. In 2004 we had a 11 kilometer rail network and we were carrying 70 thousand people. Now we are carrying 164 thousand passengers with 650 mileage system. After the year, our network length will be 178 kilometers; then we will also carry 800 thousand people. If you think we've carried all these passengers with a rubber wheel. This means that the average 1200 bus is added to the daily traffic. Can you imagine the burden that it brings to both the traffic and the economy? That is why the rail system is an indispensable means of transportation O.

Solution in public transportation
Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu continued his words as follows:
“We are also trying to increase sea transportation. We started an expedition to Urla, but there are no passengers. The important thing is to increase the voyages in the inner bay. For this, Karantina and Mavişehir are ideal spots for ferry voyages. These will happen when the permit processes are completed. We opened new roads in many districts. We built Captain İbrahim Hakkı Street and Adnan Kahveci Bridge Junction. Bayraklı and Bornova districts directly connected to Altınyol. After the Konak tunnels, we expropriated on Homeros Boulevard and opened the way. Now we will extend this line 2.5 kilometers with double tunnels and viaducts to the Bus Station. This road will gather Konak, Buca and the whole region .. You can either go to Ankara, Istanbul or Aydın. But as the number of private vehicles increases so much, you cannot completely solve the traffic by building roads and widening the road. So the real solution is to encourage public transport. "


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