Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) SözcüSü Murat Ongun responded to the statements of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan about the metro that will reach the city hospital to be opened in Başakşehir, from his social media account.
Ongun said, “Some of our Ministers, IMM and our President Ekrem İmamoğlu We regret to see that it has become a habit to make misleading statements about it. Transport Minister Mr. Turhan's statement 'İmamoğlu stopped the metro that will reach the city hospital to be opened in Başakşehir' is not true," he said.
Ongun's comments on Twitter are as follows: “The Başakşehir-Kayaşehir metro line project, the construction of which started in 2017, has been stopped since October 2018, since it was put out to tender without funding. 9 billion lira is needed to complete the line, of which only 1,5 percent is completed.
Due to the opening of the City Hospital, excavation work was resumed for the station in front of the hospital in April 2019, but the construction could not be continued by the previous administration due to financial insufficiency.
Only 1 percent of 25 station was built. As such, the motivation behind providing misleading information to the public by a Minister is also thought-provoking.
Our effort to inform the public in a healthy and transparent manner will continue. ”