IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluconducted a test drive on the Dudullu-Bostancı metro line, which the previous administration started in 2016 and stopped in 2018 due to lack of funds. Emphasizing that they continued the construction of the 4-station line, which will pass through 13 districts, with the use of equity under the conditions of pandemic and economic crisis, İmamoğlu said, “This line was started at the end of 2018 with an allowance received from Iller Bank, but that allowance has also expired. We got it completely stopped, at 50 percent. It was waited for a long time, because it had no source. We proceeded with our own resources," he said. Emphasizing the difficulty of accomplishing such works in economic crisis environments, İmamoğlu said, “But we have to achieve the difficult. For whom? For our nation. We act with that sensitivity. Hopefully, by the end of 2022, we will train this line and deliver a very valuable metro line to Istanbulites. kazanWe want to go.”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğluconducted a test drive on the Dudullu-Bostancı metro line with 4 stations, which will pass through 13 districts. The test drive between Ataşehir Mevlana and Kayışdağı stations, "Come on, good luck. İmamoğlu, who started with the words "I hope he will act with his passengers as soon as possible," said, "The Dudullu-Bostancı line is very important. It is important to go down to the beach in Bostancı. On the one hand, the DuduIllu Industry connection is a very important line that feeds the urban life of Ümraniye, and from there especially Ataşehir. It is very good that it meets the sea and has linked an integrated process from Bostancı to the sea. kazanwill go to the Anatolian side. Of course also Kadıköycuts Tavşantepe; that is also an advantage. Therefore, there is a chance to access other lines. It is in a position to easily reach the Göztepe, Ataşehir and Ümraniye lines with a transfer that can intersect. It is very valuable for the Anatolian side," he said.
“WE WORKED WITH OUR OWN RESOURCES”
Sharing the information that the said line started to be built with an appropriation received from Iller Bank at the end of 2018, İmamoğlu said:
“But that allowance is also over. We got it completely stopped, at 50 percent. It took a long time, of course, because it had no source. We proceeded with our own resources. We have allocated a tight equity here. Credit transactions have reached the final stage. With the permission of Allah, we want to wrap up the process regarding the remaining part and present this place to Istanbul residents as soon as possible. We are currently traveling on a metro line at 85 percent level. We want to evaluate the stations very well. E.g; Technology Center is at Kayisdagi Station. We want to turn an indoor area of 1,600 square meters into a technology center there.”
“METRO IS THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR ISTANBUL TRANSPORTATION”
Noting that Yeditepe, Acıbadem and Fenerbahçe Universities are also close to Kayışdağı Station, İmamoğlu said, “Therefore, they are within a distance to establish a close relationship with university students. So, it seems that this line is also an effective transportation line to several universities. kazanwe will have risen. We are happy. We had to do these things in difficult times. We still do it in difficult times. On the one hand, we are in an effort to manage these processes in a period when the pandemic, then a slight fluctuation of the economic crisis process, and today there is more than fluctuation, bubbling. Those who do this work know the difficulty of this. In the environment of such economic crises, it is difficult to really achieve these things. But we have to do the hard work. For whom? For our nation. We act with that sensitivity. Hopefully, by the end of 2022, we will train this line and deliver a very valuable metro line to Istanbulites. kazanwe want to climb. Metro is the only solution for Istanbul transportation. Therefore, it is imperative that we work here with all our resources. Let's say, 'May Allah make it complete'," he said.
Ataşehir Mayor Battal İlgezdi accompanied İmamoğlu on the test drive. Pelin Alpkökin, Head of IMM Rail Systems Department, also informed İmamoğlu about the works on the line. İBB started the construction of Dudullu-Bostancı metro line with 4 stations, which will pass through 13 districts, on February 26, 2016. Manufacturing operations, which reached 55 percent, came to a standstill in March 2019 due to lack of financing. İmamoğlu, who took office after the June 23, 2019 elections, gave priority to the issue of stopped metro lines and focused on finding financial resources. Work on the Dudullu-Bostancı metro line was restarted in July 2020, with the use of IMM's own resources.
4 DISTRICT 13 STATIONS
Line; M5 Üsküdar-Çekmeköy metro line at Dudullu station and M4 at Kozyatağı station Kadıköy-Tavşantepe metro line will be integrated with the Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli metro line at Mevlana station and with the Marmaray facility at Bostancı station. KadıköyThere will be 13 stations (Bostancı, Emin Ali Pasha, Ayşekadın, Kozyatağı, Küçükbakkalköy, İçerenköy, Kayışdağı, Mevlâna, İmes, Modoko, Dudullu, Huzur, Parcels) on the line that will pass through, Maltepe, Ataşehir and Ümraniye districts.