Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which has made three official requests to the Presidency for the investment program of Buca Metro, the priority public transportation project of Izmir, is waiting for a response from Ankara.
Buca will breathe traffic Buca Metro investment program for the President of the three-time official request to the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Ankara for nearly two years waiting for approval. 28 December 2017 has received approval from the General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, and is awaiting the approval of the Ministry of Development, under the new name of the Presidency Strategy and Budget Directorate, for inclusion in the investment program. Since the approval of the ministry is required for the investments to be realized with international credit, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality cannot bid for this project before the “consent” comes from Ankara. Reminding that they made three official applications to the relevant ministry on 2018 December 2019, 05 September 2017 and 18 March 2018 for the inclusion of the project into 13 and 2019 investment programs, Mayor Tunç Soyer said: The people of Izmir are waiting for this rightful demand to be fulfilled. We believe that Ankara will listen to this powerful voice coming from Izmir. Our request is only a signature. We will solve the necessary financing source through international credit without demanding a single penny from the state budget. ”
Approval process delayed, costs increased
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality also responded to the claims that there were errors in the feasibility report prepared for the Buca Metro project. In a report prepared in a project prepared with the exchange rate and inflation rate two years ago, it is natural that the values such as vehicle unit cost and average ticket fare do not match with today's figures, “The exchange rate determined when the projects were submitted for approval was revised by the Strategy and Budget Directorate at the beginning of the 2018. '1 US Dollar has been changed to 3,7335 TL'. In our third application made in March, 2019 stated that '1 US Dollar should be taken as 5,60 TL'. If the approval process is delayed (and in today's economic conditions) it is obvious that the cost of the line will increase continuously ”.
Does not exceed construction cost per kilometer
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality officials stated that the allegations that erroneous figures were presented regarding construction cost per kilometer and forecast of daily journeys were not true: Another land was found near the garage, so the length of the line increased from 6 kilometers to 19,3 kilometers. All line and station projects, including our warehouse projects, were revised and submitted to the approval of the Ministry. The total cost divided by 19,3 kilometers does not exceed the average construction cost per kilometer (45 million dollars) of metro constructions to date. Our günlük daily 319.404 journey öngör for Buca Metro line is based on the Izmir Transportation Master Plan and the transportation survey report prepared as a result of our work in the field and is realistic. ”
11 station will
The 13,5 kilometer-long and 11 station will be located between Üçyol Station and Dokuz Eylül University Tınaztepe Campus and Çamlıkule. Zafertepe, Bozyaka, General Asim Gunduz, Sirinyer, Buca Municipality, Butchers, Hasanaga Garden, Dokuz Eylul University, Buca Koop and Camlikule stations, which will start from Ucyol and consist of 11 stations, will take place. The Buca line will meet at the Üçyol Station with the second phase line between F. Altay-Bornova and the İZBAN line at Şirinyer Station. The train sets on this line will serve as driverless.
To be done with deep tunnel technique
Buca Subway will be constructed by using deep tunnel technique (TBM / NATM) by using TBM machine and thus, traffic, social life and infrastructure problems that may occur during tunnel construction will be minimized.
In the project, Maintenance Workshop and Warehouse Building, which is designed to have a total closed area of 80 thousand m2, will also be constructed. In this two-storey building, the lower floor will be used as overnight stay and the upper floor will be used as vehicle maintenance and repair floor. On the upper floor there will also be administrative offices and personnel areas.