Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu who spoke about the tram works that caused criticism due to the increase in traffic density in Izmir, KarşıyakaThere were similar reproaches during the construction of the tram. It's over and now our fellow countrymen are relieved. There are rebounds during the construction period in Konak, but we believe that these complaints will end when they are finished, and vice versa. ”
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu emphasized that it is becoming more difficult to come to the city centers with a special vehicle in big cities and the solution of this is to direct people to mass transportation. Mayor Kocaoglu, the public transportation in the city, the passenger density by directing the rail system, said they took important steps.
Stating that the works in Konak Tramway are now at the final stage, Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu continued:
"KarşıyakaSimilar problems occurred during the construction in. But it's over and it's relieved now. Our fellow citizens are satisfied. We are already working to extend the line to include Çiğli Katip Çelebi University and Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone. Konak Tramway will end at the beginning of the year. We believe that the opposite of these complaints will return to satisfaction when they are over. We have devoted most of our investments to infrastructure investments for 13.5 years. When I took office, there was a 11-kilometer rail system, 70-75 thousand people were transported per day. Now 650 thousand passengers are transported by rail system. With the commissioning of Konak Tramway after the New Year, we will carry 800 - 850 thousand people. If we did not make these investments, imagine that 850 thousand people were transported by bus. Consider what the city will become with more than 1000 buses going into traffic. Tender preparations of Narlıdere Metro have been completed. Buca Metro is waiting for approval at the Ministry of Development. We plan to lay the foundation in 2018. Our rail system network is 178 kilometers this year. 21 km. We will have found 200 kilometers with Buca Metro. There are many subway and tram suggestions in the Transportation Master Plan. By preparing their projects, we are really trying to weave the city with iron nets and transfer most of the transportation from above and below the ground to the rail system. ”