İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu spoke at the ceremony held for the re-construction of the “Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro Line duran which has been under construction for nearly 1 years. Am In this country and in this city, no single investment will ever happen, İm İmamoğlu said. Ak If we contribute to a service today, the only owner is the people of Istanbul. Our understanding is to manage the budget and existence of this country in the most characterful way; The best projects, the cheapest cost, the highest quality way to complete and produce the work belongs to the nation. In this respect, if we are starting a business today, this ingenuity belongs to the people of Istanbul. When we finish this work, the people of Istanbul will be proud of it. The owner of each investment is a citizen. It is neither a party, a period, nor a political leader, nor a head of a government or a mayor. It is owned by millions of people who are here and not. ”
Ekrem İmamoğlu, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), restarted the construction of the “Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro Line duran, which has been under construction for nearly 1 years. IMAMOGLU Secretary General Yavuz Erkut, Deputy Secretary General Orhan Demir and Murat Kalkanlı and Head of Railway Systems Department Pelin Alpkökin accompanied the ceremony. Speaking before the opening, İmamoğlu said, “There have been mayors and technical people who have been contributing to the construction of the subway for nearly 30 years, trying to put stones on stone and trying to add new kilometers. This process continues. Of course we have criticism about the speed. We should have been more planned, qualified and fast. Of course, we would like to thank every work and effort. Currently there are approximately 233 kilometers of active metro lines in Istanbul. 79 kilometers of this service is provided to our Istanbul in the form of Marmaray affiliated to the Ministry of Transport. 16 is actually a low figure of 233 miles in a city of millions. It should have been much higher. The ratio of the rail system in public transport in Istanbul is around 18. We are at the very beginning İş.
“WE SHOULD KNOW WHERE ISTANBUL WAS GOING”
Am If there is an unplanned development and population development in a city, the subway investments will not be enough for that city ”, says İmamoğlu. When making metro investments, we must know exactly where Istanbul is going. The entire design of this city has to be evident. This will be the most valuable character we will present. We have set ourselves the year 2050 as a goal. Although it is thought to be very far, it is actually very close. We want Istanbul to know that we are very planned and meticulous about the planning of the future. In doing so, we will involve all stakeholders of Istanbul into the process. The product will be the product of all of us ”.
“ISTANBUL WILL TAKE CHARACTERIC STEPS ABOUT THE FUTURE”
Imamoğlu said that an 222 kilometer subway work is underway in Istanbul and said: “This is the 81 kilometer share of the Ministry of Transport. 141 kilometer subway works are continuing by IMM. Unfortunately, the 8 project, such as the Göztepe-Ümraniye line that we are in, is projects that have stopped working for about 1 years or longer. There are many reasons for this. We are aware that there is a tight burden in front of us; but my friends are very determined. Istanbul is a strong and determined city. Istanbul, as well as designing the future of the city, will take solid and characterful steps regarding its investments. With the signature we signed in August, we have overcome most of the financial problem related to this area. We will activate this construction site which has been around for more than 1 years. We expect this line to be completed in 2022. ”
İSTANBUL ISTANBUL PUBLIC IS THE ONLY OWNER OF SERVICES ”
Imamoğlu added that 30 has the labor of tens of thousands of people in its annual metro works. “We know how Marmaray started in the 90 years and how it was done. For example, we are talking about a project that was started during the late Ecevit period and completed during the period of President Erdoğan. In this country and in this city, there will never be one owner of any investment. If we contribute to a service today, the only owner is the people of Istanbul. Apart from that, neither individual nor party ownership is ever and never true. If we contribute to a service today, the only owner is the people of Istanbul. Our understanding is to manage the budget and existence of this country in the most characterful way; The best projects, the cheapest cost, the highest quality way to complete and produce the work belongs to the nation. In this respect, if we are starting a business today, this ingenuity belongs to the people of Istanbul. When we finish this work, the people of Istanbul will be proud of it. We will definitely put this embrace in our new understanding of local government and in our view of investments. The owner of each investment is a citizen. It is neither a party, a period, nor a political leader, nor a head of a government or a mayor. The owner is a million people here and there. Bulunmayan Imamoglu, after the speech by inviting the accompanying delegation to him, “May Allah end all. Good luck auspicious.
Imamoglu, then answered questions from journalists on the agenda. The questions asked by Imamoglu and the answers given by the IMM President are as follows:
You said that the places whose construction was abandoned are dangerous tehlike
- A tunnel has been cut in half. We are conducting a study on the elimination of all these and making the construction sites operational. My friends run a two-stage process here. First of all, they want to eliminate these threats. Well, they've done well here. We will ensure that the residents of Istanbul are comfortable especially from this autumn and winter period. But that's not enough. Metro lines that need to continue. One of the steps taken about the metro lines that stop is a concrete one. We are also in tight negotiations with others. One-way organization - not to be solved with the contractor. The workload of the works we are talking about now has very high sums. This necessarily requires project-based borrowing. In this sense, we come together and talk with both financial institutions and contractor institutions. The result we reached today is one of them. More will come. Our goal is to make a timetable about the concrete end of Kabataş - Mahmutbey Metro Line, where 2020 is reached by January-February. Our target for fixed lines is to ensure that all of them are completed and implemented in the 2022-2023 band. As we step by step, we will share this good news with our fellow citizens from Istanbul as well as the result. It is not in our understanding of service to give information before concrete information is realized.
MET METRO PRIORITY FOR US ”
Why have these lines been standing for a year?
- I think it's an irregular start. Project is made, feasibility is done, of course, tender is done; but with this tender process, the financial system is organized. If a borrowing or resource is allocated, the resource is transferred. But since that design wasn't made here, many projects started at 2017 were stopped at the end of 2017 and 2018. The 1-2 month was an effort to mobilize a little but then stopped again. There is such a result that is completely related to the design disorder of the last 2-3 year, unfortunately. At this point, let's admit that 30 kilometers in the annual subway struggle today, unless we have reached a conclusion - not to mention Marmara - is unfortunately not a success. I wish we could speak higher kilometers. I wish we could be talking about 150-18, not 40's share of transportation in the subway. But this did not happen. In fact, these last 50-2 years of work compressed in the past, the work had to be prioritized. This is related to the policies of a city, a country depending on transportation, investment priority and financial regulation. Metro priority for us. From now on, we must prioritize our actions towards this; but we will continue our path by taking healthy steps decisively, without leaving the contractor any work left in the void.
350 THOUSAND PASSENGERS
From the Göztepe Station, when the line for the 350 thousand passengers will be opened per day, Halkalı-Gebze Surface Metro Line; From New Sahara Station to Kadıköy-Kartal-Tavşantepe Metro Line; Integration to the Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy / Sancaktepe Metro Line will be provided from Çarşı Station. The length of the line with 11 station between Kadıköy, Ataşehir and Ümraniye districts will be 13 kilometers. The journey time is 20 minutes, while the one-way passenger capacity is 31 thousand. Starting and ending stations of the line, Göztepe 60. Year Park and Ümraniye will be Kazım Karabekir Neighborhood.