Alibeyköy-Cibali section of the Eminönü-Alibeyköy Tram Line, which was started in 2016 by the former IMM administration and planned to be completed in 2018, was put into service on the first day of 2021 with the participation of CHP President Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Good Party President Meral Akşener. .
In the Eminönü-Alibeyköy Tram Line, whose construction works were started in 2016 by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Rail System Department and later came to a halt, the construction process was accelerated in the new period. The opening of the Cibali-Alibeyköy section, the first phase of the line, was held on the first day of 2021, with the participation of CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and Good Party Chairman Meral Akşener. In the opening ceremony hosted by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu and held at the Feshane Stop of the line; CHP Vice President Honorary Adıgüzel, İYİ Party Vice President Berna Sukas, CHP İstanbul Provincial Chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu, İYİ Party İstanbul Provincial Chair Buğra Kavuncu, parliamentarians, district mayors and IMM Assembly members were also present.
"WE LEFT BACK A VERY HARD 2020"
Making the first speech of the ceremony, Pelin Alpkökin, Head of IMM Rail System Department, shared information about the construction process of the line. After Alpkökin, İmamoğlu, Kılıçdaroğlu and Akşener, who came to the microphone with the title of “host”, said, “When I look at you, I see a very hopeful year and years. Together you give incredible hope, you give us incredible strength, our whole country, our nation ”. Emphasizing that they want to enter 2021 with a good start, Imamoglu said, "We wanted to give the message that we need to do a lot to our Istanbul and our nation, that we need to produce a lot of work, that we need to create happiness and peace in the first hours of the year." Stating that a very difficult 2020 year has been left behind, İmamoğlu made wishes for health, abundance and abundance with the new year. “We are on the 1st of January. We are opening with a kind of shirt and jacket, ”said İmamoğlu and brought the word to the drought problem caused by global warming. Sharing the information that under normal conditions, an average of 105 kilograms of rainfall per square meter should fall in December, this figure is 22 kilograms for this year, Imamoğlu drew attention to the importance of saving in water.
GIVEN INFORMATION ABOUT THE LINES STARTED
Reminding that they put Mahmutbey-Mecidiyeköy metro line into service before the opened tram line, İmamoğlu said, “The basic element of public transportation in Istanbul is the metro. Many investments were decided in 2016-2017. However, when we took office, sadly, these subway lines had largely stopped; was inoperable. For example; This line, which was tendered in 2016, is planned to open in mid-2018. When we took office, there was a completion rate of around 55 percent. Moreover, after taking office, we continued with the determinations we made, by eliminating the major deficiencies, ”he said. Giving an example of a 1,3 kilometer wrong manufacture in the Balat section of the line, İmamoğlu said, “We had to demolish this 1,3 kilometer again, and by erecting 60-70 meter piles in that section, we restored the strength of the structure. It took us a great deal of time, it caused a serious cost ”.
"WE ARE STARTING THE MAHMUTBEY-ESENYURT LINE"
Emphasizing that they restarted all the stopped metro lines of the city with the financial resources they found, İmamoğlu gave information about the latest situations in all construction sites. İmamoğlu shared the following information about the new metro lines:
“Let me give a striking example; 3,5 years ago, the so-called tender for the Mahmutbey-Esenyurt line was made, but it was never started. Let me say something more bitter; actually he doesn't even have a project. It has serious deficiencies at the point of application project, but you can see it on the list, it is a line that has been tendered. We are starting the project by completing the project processes of this line and settling the financing at a certain rate. So we are starting the Mahmutbey-Esenyurt line. Like this Kirazlı-Halkalı We continue on our way so that there is no line that has not been started, especially in a part of the metro. For example, we can say that we started the Pendik-Tuzla subway. That was also a tendered line, but we were the ones who started it by finding its source. We can say that we actually started the Göztepe-Ümraniye metro line, of which only one station was built. Because, although years have passed, the line has been stationed at only one point, but now the TBMs have reached a line operating at full throttle. Dudullu-Bostancı is another of them. In other words, more than 4 people are working on the subway lines, where very few people work when we take office. In other words, 10 metro lines are active in Istanbul. "
"WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH 3 MISS"
Emphasizing that they are determined to be a municipality administration that has opened nearly 5 kilometers of subway line into service within 20 years, İmamoğlu said, "We will have lived in Istanbul a period that has almost tripled to its closest competitor period". Giving the good news that the project and financing solutions process of the 3-kilometer Incirli-Beylikdüzü metro line, which has been promised in every election period and has a history of about 17 years, is continuing rapidly, İmamoğlu said, “The 30-kilometer, Sabiha Gökçen HalkalıThe line that stretches across Istanbul, in a way, HalkalıWe also plan to spend it in Esenyurt. We also have such a study, ”he said. İmamoğlu noted that the name of the project will be "Hızray" as a high-speed train.
Saying, “There is a principle that we put forward while achieving all these”, Imamoglu said; He listed it as "transparent management", "participation" and "common mind". Noting that 16 million people act with their wisdom while ruling Istanbul, İmamoğlu stated that they act in the same way for the city's squares. Drawing attention to the historical importance of the Golden Horn, İmamoğlu said, “Today's tram will play the following role: It will provide an incredible service to the touristic mission of this beautiful geography as well as carrying the people of this region from Sirkeci to Alibeyköy. Thanks to this tram that travels in the southern part of the Golden Horn, we will be enjoying the pleasure of serving an interactive, touristic area to Istanbul residents and the whole world by building piers at certain stations and frequently bringing this side together with sea transportation, ”he said. .
"WE GIVE HALIÇ TO LIFE AGAIN"
Saying, “We are sometimes tried to be accused of false statements about the Golden Horn,” said İmamoğlu.
“What a bad mind that, in the third month of our appointment, headlines were made about us, right and left, saying 'You contaminated the Golden Horn'. On the contrary, we are actually bringing the Golden Horn back to life and bring it back to a life model. How Does? Not only with the Eminönü-Alibeyköy line, but at the point where this line is, we have started the production with the redesign of the 3 million square meter green area. In this sense, we design not only this region, but also the opposite side. By dividing this place into 3,1 regions, we achieved projects through competitions with over 7 designers. In the landscape design of this place, I hope we will complete the process with a landscape suitable for its touristic structure, natural structure and spirituality, with an understanding that attracts, transports and brings people together. We will have brought the Golden Horn to Istanbul with its sparkling state again. On one side is a deep blue Golden Horn, the beautiful Golden Horn with fish inside; on the other hand, a lush Golden Horn that society really misses. At the same time, we will quickly revive many historical sites around it, and we will revive them, especially Feshane. "
Expressing his gratitude to every person, institution and organization who contributed to the construction of the line, İmamoğlu said, “I would like to thank you, our valuable guests, who shared this beautiful moment with us today. On this first day of the year, to the very precious IYI Party President Meral Akşener and the President of the Republican People's Party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who gave great hope and morale for 2021 and the coming years and shared this beautiful moment with us, the people of Istanbul. and on behalf of all my teammates, I thank you very much for your morale, motivation, contribution and hope.
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