365 Thousand Passengers a Day from Marmaray, 15 Thousand Cars a Day from the Martyrs' Bridge Minister Turhan participated in the first series of “City and Law Talks” conference series organized by Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University Faculty of Law in Haliç Campus Conference Hall.
In his presentation titled İstanbul Istanbul in terms of Transportation Policies burada, Turhan stated that transportation needs of people are based on very old times.
In recent years, especially after the history of the Republic of Istanbul, a rapid population growth, irregular urbanization and structuring emerged that transfers Turhan, however, the unplanned infrastructure services also brought problems to people's daily life, he said.
Nüfus The population of Istanbul has increased above 12 floor ”
Turhan said that one of the most important problems of the modern world is the transportation problems. “Therefore, countries attach special importance to these issues. They are trying to overcome the problem with transportation policies. The metropolises, on the other hand, are at the forefront of where transportation problems reach painful levels. Since Istanbul is one of the leading metropolises of the world with its population exceeding 15 million, it has long been one of the priority agenda items of transportation policies. Kul
Turhan pointed out that the main issue in Istanbul transportation is the increase in the city's population over the 70 floor despite the increase of the 3-4 floor in the last 12 year. Moreover, when we add to the increasing speed of Istanbul-based industrial and commercial platforms in the region, the situation becomes even worse. In fact, with the visionary vision, the necessary infrastructure preparation was made in time and the bridge transportation policies would not have been experienced today. Sorun
“15 July The number of vehicles passing through the Martyrs Bridge in one day 156 thousand”
Turhan reminded that Istanbul's traffic problem was the subject of news from 45 years ago and continued as follows:
“The city's population was 4 million. At that time, 26 was passing a thousand vehicles through the Bosphorus Bridge, and citizens complained about spending more than 1 hours in traffic while traveling from one place to another. As you know, at that time, we had competent and responsible people who had different opinions about whether or not this bridge should be built. 40-50 years ago, Istanbul's traffic problem was the subject of news in a sense that the alarm bell was ringing. However, no measures were taken in this regard. Today the city's population is close to 16 million. The number of registered vehicles is around 4 million 200 thousand and this has not yet reached the saturation point. 15, which is called today, is the number of vehicles passing through the Martyrs Bridge in a day. At the time of opening, around 156 thousand vehicles were passing by today. If you ask for the actual capacity of the bridge, when you rate it according to the service class, you actually have to pass the 26 thousand vehicles if you pass through the bridges on a regular intercity journey. Fluent density capacity in traffic 156 thousand. But right now, the average 90 thousand vehicles pass by this bridge a day. ”
Mümkün As we have done recently, it is possible to prevent the traffic problem and reduce its impact ”
Noting that this situation affects transportation negatively, Turhan said:
Unuz You see the infrastructure facilities that have passed through our other bridges and have been planned and put together by the local administrations in the past to address the transportation problem in Istanbul in recent years and which were built to ease the traffic between the two sides of the Bosphorus. We have put Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Eurasia Tunnel and Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge into service as highway. ”
Minister Turhan emphasized the importance of the mega projects implemented in Istanbul in the recent period and said, için Today, it is not possible to solve the problem completely, but as we have done recently, it is possible to prevent the problem to increase exponentially and reduce its impact. This includes sociology, economy, technology, cultural infrastructure and legal situations. Therefore, we face such complicated and multifaceted problems. When we talk about Istanbul transportation policies, we should consider all these issues. Especially the show, populist approaches should be avoided. These approaches are contrary to the nature and spirit of transport policies. You will do business, you will make a project, you will manage a project, you will provide service. ”
Turhan said that the rate of vehicle ownership will increase over time and that there will be more vehicles and roads on the roads. Therefore, new transportation infrastructure systems are needed in Istanbul and they should be planned especially considering the city's existing structure and texture.
“Average 365 thousand passengers benefit daily from Marmaray”
Minister Turhan stated that important projects are continuing for Istanbul and concluded his words as follows:
Uz We are working hard and diligently to carry the transportation infrastructure of Istanbul to a position worthy of its glory, size and potential with the projects completed, ongoing and targeted. Marmaray, which was put into service in the 90 anniversary of the establishment of our Republic, was one of the most important rings of these. While the Marmaray transportation system 5,5 has been providing service at the stop during the year, 5 has started to serve with the stop at 43 and the average 365 thousand passengers per day benefit from this service. ”