İmamoğlu: 'Mecidiyeköy Mahmutbey Subway Will Be One of the Busiest Lines of Istanbul'

mecidiyekoy mahmutbey metro will be one of the busiest lines of istanbul
mecidiyekoy mahmutbey metro will be one of the busiest lines of istanbul

İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu put on a helmet with his name on it, put on his vest and made inspections in Kabataş-Mahmutbey metro construction site with his staff. Answering journalists' questions at the entrance to the metro tunnel, İmamoğlu said, “Istanbul needs a lot of metro. The number one actor in Istanbul should be the metro. Because we don't fit on the ground. We have to use the ground to the maximum. ” İmamoğlu, one of the women journalists Assoc. Dr. Pelin Alpkökin'e dedicate to the question of “can we say that the transportation of Istanbul is entrusted to women? The woman's right. Because half of the society, even more than half of the women in Istanbul. Therefore, we are happy that the woman is an entrepreneur and that the woman deserves her place. It makes my daughter and my wife happy adına.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, the ongoing construction of the Kabatas-Mahmutbey metro line found. Yavuz Erkut, Secretary General of IMM, Deputy Director General of Transportation Orhan Demir and Assoc. Dr. Pelin Alpkökin was also accompanied. Imamoglu, the construction site, within the scope of work safety red vest and helmet wandered on the name. Imamoglu, who received information about the construction of the authorities, found the train in the platform. A large number of press members following the IMM President competed with each other to view İmamoğlu in the train. Touring the construction site spread over a large area Imamoglu, journalists, in front of the entrance of the subway tunnel gave information about the construction of the subway.

“One of the points to take breath in Istanbul”
Am We are in the workshop maintenance area of ​​24,5 kilometer Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro Line, ”İmamoğlu said. The subway is scheduled without driver. In this area, both the control and a maintenance area have been produced. This line is a busy line. Daily, the 150-500 in two directions have a target facing a thousand people. Therefore, it will be one of the busiest lines of Istanbul. And a long line. 600 is passing through dense districts. When you look at it functionally, there are very intense transfers at some stops, as in Kabataş. At some points it combines with different means of transportation. Kabataş has funicular, tram and sea lines. Mecidiyeköy is connected to the metrobus. It connects with Eyüp-Eminönü Tram Line in Eyüp. Istanbul is one of the points to breathe. ”

“ISTANBUL NEEDS A LOT OF METRO”
İmamoğlu thanked everyone who worked on the metro line and said, “This kind of work is important. Starting from design, financing, producer companies, engineers, working friends, contributors to this process in our municipality, everyone is an important member of this process. In January, 2020 is expected to start the first ride. Of course, during this time trial trials, safety-related measures are very very important. The main part of the process is spent in this area. We hope that in the first month of 2020, we will make sure that the first stage of this line between Mecidiyeköy and Mahmutbey will be used safely for our people. Here, the 5 of the vehicles has landed, the 15 is being prepared. There are both environmentally friendly and disabled friendly subway vehicles. Vehicles are manufactured in Adapazarı. Large and spacious vehicles that facilitate the travel of our disabled citizens. An innovative line in these aspects. Istanbul needs a lot of metro. The number one actor in Istanbul should be the metro. Because we don't fit on the ground. We have to use the ground to the maximum. ”

“WE WILL ESTABLISH DIALOGUE WITH THE COMPANIES INSTALLED
Imamoglu shared the information that the 221,7 kilometer rail system line is currently under construction in Istanbul and said: X The 80 kilometer of this is done by the Ministry of Transportation. The remaining 140 kilometers are also built by IMM. Among them, there are those who have been auctioned. Unfortunately, there are those that have been stopped. There are even those who have contracted but not started. We're looking at it completely. We want to carry out this process with strict supervision. There are also interrupted lines due to economic difficulties. We're looking at these. We are interested in producing remedies. This is the situation before we took office. We're looking at what troubles he has. We are working hard to create new financial resources. Of course, we will manage this dialogue again with the companies that have installed these works. Of course, at which level the lines are stopped, these are technically important. Because there are different functional points such as tunnel stages, station points, maintenance areas. We're going to see if there's a technical problem with those stopped at the tunnel point. As a result, we have structures on the subway lines. If this may cause a problem, our analysis continues at this point. We have an analysis of why they never started. Since the ongoing 221 kilometer lines will contribute greatly to Istanbul's transportation system, our first action plan is to remove the obstacles to their rapid commissioning. This is the window we're looking at. I hope that the Kabataş-Mahmutbey Line and the other lines will meet with the people of Istanbul as soon as possible. These works will be managed with all actors at our solution tables. Together with public institutions and companies, we will carry out a mobilization for a solution. Rail systems are very valuable for metro Istanbul. ”

“CONSTRUCTION PROCESS WILL CONTINUE ILIK
Imamoglu, then answered questions from journalists. IMM President, “At very important points, there are subways left at the tunnel stage. First of all, are there any points you have identified? At this point I do not want to say something like this and arouse a concern. But of course we also observe that there is a risk. Construction processes require continuity. It is very risky to interrupt some construction phases. I've been in a different part of this. Therefore, it is very important to continue and finish. In this context we look holistically. Has it been stopped? Where was it stopped? If it is going to stop for a while, we will investigate with our friends what are the additional actions to be taken to take the measures. We will eliminate the risks that will put Istanbulites at risk in these neglected areas ”.

QUESTION FROM AD WOMEN AZ WOMAN JOURNALISTS
Imamoglu asked the question whether women journalists would increase the number of women executives in IMM and said, kadınlar Of course, our next colleagues will be women. We see a small number of female employees come together at the exit to take pictures ”and answered the words Assoc. Dr. Pelin Alpkökin'e left. Alpkökin said, orum Thank you very much. I've been assigned since Friday. From the moment we are appointed, we are constantly working on the issues that our president says from morning to late at night. We will solve the problems together in a plan. We have a strong team. Each of these will be solved by taking the necessary measures in turn. Our trains will be offered to the public quickly. ”

AR APPOINTED FOR THE EXPERT, NOT FOR WOMEN D
Imamoğlu, “Can we say that the transportation of Istanbul entrusted to women” the question, “I, this woman is not a tolerance for trusting women. The woman's right. Because half of the society, even more than half of the women in Istanbul. Therefore, we are happy that the woman is an entrepreneur and that the woman deserves her place. It makes my daughter and wife happy. In this respect, the steps we have taken, our appointments, the women candidates who will work from our deputy secretaries to other departments are experts in this field. They're not people who are assigned because they're women. People appointed because they are experts. Let's underline this. All our friends are here to produce business to work hand in hand arm in arm. There are talented people. The human resource is with us again. We have friends who are involved in the process. We welcome and applaud the appreciation made from past to present. What will be done after this is again for the people of Istanbul. It is ours who will do it. As long as we look at it completely. The main thing is to produce business for Istanbul residents, to produce services. Transportation is the first problem of Istanbul. When the woman touches her hand, I guess the points we have not seen will be seen. Touch with precision. I wish you success ”. Imamoglu, from journalists, "Jealous did not ask" the question, "No, not jealous. They won't be jealous because of their wives and their daughters, if any ı.

“WE WILL REHABILITIZE METROBUSES”
Imamoğlu'na also conveyed problems related to the metrobus. İmamoğlu asked this question: “Our Metrobus vehicles need serious changes. There are both obsolete vehicles and the wrong way of transportation causes accidents. We have some determinations about changing them. I hear very interesting comments on 1 per month. 'Behold, it would solve the transportation problem,' he said. At the same time, we know that a metrobus vehicle causes people to accumulate due to insufficient capacity. There are also companies that specialize in this field and produce domestic vehicles. We're in touch with them. Of course, there are parts that we will quickly rehabilitate and commission quickly, but the complete solution of the work is really a serious vehicle renewal there. it is not a situation but we are in a position to overcome some problems with a rehabilitation ”.

HER EVERYONE IS AWARE THAT I DON'T HAVE TO KNOW EVERYTHING ”
Imamoglu, “Will you use the Dutch company buses waiting in the garages” the question, “Now we will look. I don't know if we can make a museum. Of course, there were some works in which the wrong steps were taken. In other words, vehicles that were not suitable for Istanbul's topography were purchased. Serious money was spent. These are sad things. I believe that. Even within that circle you see, there are people who represent reason, science, and labor. Everyone knows I don't have to know everything. There are experts in this business. Sit down in detail every job, every organization, every project, that is a system to make a complete ability, of course, but we accept it completely. With funding, for example, if funding is costly, this is not a capability. The best price here to add the right or the right tool to incorporate or reduce the risks during manufacturing. This capability, our people have hallelujah in Turkey. We need another talent. The ability of the manager to be able to deliver the job to the people. Not saying I know about everything. We're gonna do it. We will have new BRT lines..

Imamoglu, after answering questions from members of the press working with the women working in the site separately took photos. Imamoglu, then came together with all employees in the collective photo shoot. Many employees queued to “selfie ile with İmamoğlu.

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