Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu visited the construction site of Beşiktaş station of Kabata Mahmutbey metro line construction.
Ekrem İmamoğlu, President of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), continues the second day of the holiday Kabataş - He made investigations at the Beşiktaş station construction site of Mahmutbey Metro. Rahmi Asal, the Director of Istanbul Archeology Museums, gave technical information to Imamoglu regarding the region, which was brought to the agenda and was taken under protection during the metro excavation. Asal shared the information that a cemetery from the Bronze Age was found during the metro excavations, along with works from the Ottoman and Byzantine periods. Asal showed Imamoglu some examples taken from the cemetery, which is thought to be about 5 years old, and used as a tool. Asal stated that they record the historical artifacts that should be taken for emergency protection and send them to museums, and the remaining artifacts will be opened to the public at the entrance of the metro station.
İmamoğlu said, “At what stage is the metro excavation? Last time you gave the date of January 2020, the question of where the metro project in Beşiktaş remained ”,“ The excavations here are very important for us. Because there is a work that sheds light on Istanbul's enormous historical past. Here is a sign of how carefully every step we take should be taken. I wish success to our teachers and colleagues who manage the excavation process here. Of course, on the one hand, Istanbul will serve, and on the other hand, these values will be preserved. According to the latest information, there is a delay due to excavations around this station, but Kabataş - Mahmutbey line does not prohibit the situation. Only this stop can be activated late. Opening may be delayed a little. When the station here comes into service, we will also provide a layout where people can see the ruins here while getting off the metro. Therefore, this place will turn into both a station and a museum. ”
Imamoglu said, Bal We have witnessed the road collapse in Balmumcu in recent years. Does it have anything to do with the underground excavations? ” Imamoglu's response to this question was, “There is no such delay. If we see such a risk, we are also sensitive about taking precautions, accelerating and giving priority to those places. I stated that I want a serious report from my friends at the latest in September. Most intensively, we'll be at the same table to come together with people who work here or those who are experts in the field to create a quick report. We will determine a road map for informing the public and taking the necessary measures. Al İmamoğlu said, X The most difficult route for Istanbul to reach is 3. Airport. Do you think of a subway study for that area? Everybody expects such news ”and the question indeki This is not a thought. Moreover, this issue Mecidiyeköy - 3. The airport line is currently a line that has been tendered by the Ministry of Transport and walks. This is not a line of tender ethics of the metropolitan municipality. Therefore, our other lines, metro - metrobus, in many respects the structure of the station is formed. This is in the transport plan. Currently working under the control of the Ministry of Transport continues to work on this line. I'm going to visit there soon and get some information. He will inform you in the light of the information we receive. If necessary, the Ministry of Transport will provide the necessary information ”.