📩 20/06/2023 14:41
IMM redesigned the Yenidogan-Cumhuriyet-Emek metro line, which was designed as a branch of the Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli metro line by the previous administration, but was discontinued as of the end of 2017, by extending it to Söğütlüçeşme as a whole. Speaking at the signing ceremony held for the 'Final Implementation Project' of the Söğütlüçeşme-Yenidoğan rail system metro line, which is of great importance for the Anatolian side, the Mayor of IMM Ekrem İmamoğlureminded that the previous IMM administration stopped the construction of many metro lines in the city. For example; Sharing the knowledge that they have reached 2 percent progress in 3 years on the Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli line, which they took over at 3,5-80 percent, İmamoğlu said, “They wasted 2,5 years. If they hadn't wasted those 2,5 years right now, you would be using those subways to the fullest today. And is it just here? In Göztepe-Ataşehir-Ümraniye, on the Bostancı-Dudullu line; it's like that in all. And I feel the honor, pride and peace of mind of taking all these things at a standstill, putting an end to the real interregnum they brought to Istanbul, as they describe it, and presenting a process where every penny of the money belonging to the people of Istanbul is used correctly, to this country, this city," he said. .
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) redesigned the Yenidogan-Cumhuriyet-Emek metro line, which was designed as a branch of the Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli metro line by the previous administration, but was discontinued as of the end of 2017, by extending it to Söğütlüçeşme as a whole. A protocol signing ceremony was held for the "Final Implementation Project" of the Söğütlüçeşme-Yenidoğan rail system metro line, which is of great importance for the Anatolian side. IMM President at the signing ceremony held at IMM Safa Tepesi Social Facilities in Sancaktepe Yunus Emre Mahallesi. Ekrem İmamoğlugave a speech.
“It is not those who deceive or deceive our citizens while serving Istanbul; We will continue to walk with a method that prioritizes reason, science and technique,” said İmamoğlu. Our staff doing business, all our staff, each of the managers sit in their seats with their merits and the description of being competent. We trust the human resources of our country very much. Here, among you and our esteemed guests, I see both Metro A.Ş., Rail Systems and the Deputy Secretary General of our Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, valuable staff of many administrative staff and my colleagues. And I can feel their excitement too. About the process; I can see the sparkle in their eyes of producing something new with such enthusiasm, with men and women.”
“DON'T BE MISUSED AND DO NOT ALLOW AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE WRONG”
Reminding that they faced slanders during their work for the line they redesigned, İmamoğlu said:
“Here we have our dear mukhtars, our dear friends, our district presidents. I have a Deputy Chairman of the IYI Party, I have friends who are members of the Assembly. I want them to listen, too. Because my dear compatriots; Do not be misled and do not give opportunity and permission to those who mislead. I was ashamed to see the expressions of people who try to hurt and defame us on this issue, who unfortunately do not have good intentions, who show their attitudes, from the mayor to the minister, and even to higher authorities, who speak lies, so to speak, by eating like a cookie. And such a minister spoke at the time; From the President, who signed off on the suspension of this work, made mistakes in the beginning of this work, and even sent a letter to the Presidential Investment Planning saying 'Would you allow me here', 'No, you cannot do this here. You designed this wrong. Even though he got the answer, 'There will be no subway here,' as if all this did not exist, Imamoglu also came and filled a subway... So they used it so much that he believed it and even the President used the same thing. That's how they made it."
“I ATTENDED THE SIGNING CEREMONY TO DESCRIBE THE MIND, A PROCESS THAT SCRATCHED US”
Imamoglu continued his speech with the following words: "I attended this signing ceremony in order to decipher a process that defames us in this way, and to present another example, a healthy example of 'How to start a business, how to run it'".
“This line, with its new form, M13, namely the Söğütlüçeşme-Yenidoğan metro line, will now be a very important line for Istanbul. However, the design was found to be wrong as it was designed before, that is, 6.9 kilometers and 2 stations, as we have just described as Newborn-Emek. I can describe it as follows: So you can transport this place with a minibus or bus; You cannot take the subway. Subway is hard work. 1 kilometer underground of the metro is now about 45 million Euros… Do you know what this means? 1 kilometer, 1 billion liras. Who's pocket is this? It comes out of our people's pockets. So 1 quadrillion lira in old money. We will do it, but we will do it as the right job. A job done wrong at the time, perhaps with a political decision. Didn't even get permission. I'll tell you worse. Cekmekoy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli line. It's a correct line. But this arm is wrong. So Newborn-Labor. What will I tell you? You are bidding on that line. You deliver to the company. It's nearly 2,5 years, that is, until we take over the task, examine the process and find money, you don't even hammer a nail for nearly 2,5 years.”
“THE ISSUE IS THAT THE JOB IS WRONG”
Emphasizing that the old version of the line in question was launched against new technological developments, İmamoğlu said, “There are very valuable technical engineers here. There are many people who understand their language. But I also have citizens who understand my language. So I'm like one of you. You open those shafts and you start construction. These are the shafts the job needs to run. And the lifetimes of these shafts are not permanent, they are temporary. After a certain time, they threaten the environment. Threats of destruction, etc. In that respect, when we saw this threat when we took office, and we applied for this line, where investment permission could not be obtained from the presidency before us, we also said that, despite our application, we received a refusal; 'Let's fill this place up quickly.' We filled it, we closed it. But tomorrow, come with the scoop and be hungry again. That's not the point. The problem is that the job was designed wrong. My friend just said 'the platform'. What does peron mean? It means the place where passengers enter and exit. It means station. So did we fill them? No, we didn't fill them. They are there because they are permanent places. Those platforms are also places that should be permanent. We did not cancel this process. We did the reinforced concrete works there, so that the threats in the environment are over. But when the work starts, the places should be ready. I went, I saw. By making the place where the tunnel will enter when the tunnel arrives, the place where it will exit when the other tunnel arrives, by finishing the reinforced concrete there, when a healthy process is recovered, when that project is finished and the work begins, those places will be ready and integrated into the system.”
“WE GOT AT 2-3 PERCENT LEVEL, REACHED 3,5 PERCENT IN 80 YEARS”
Sharing the information that they have reached 2 percent in the last 3 years on the Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli line, which they took over at 3,5-80 percent, İmamoğlu said:
“They wasted 2,5 years. If they hadn't wasted those 2,5 years right now, you would be using those subways to the fullest today. And is it just here? In Göztepe-Ataşehir-Ümraniye, on the Bostancı-Dudullu line; it's like that in all. And I feel the honor, pride and peace of mind of taking all these things at a standstill, putting an end to the real interregnum they brought to Istanbul, as they describe it, and presenting this city, this city, with a process where every penny of the money belonging to the people of Istanbul is used correctly. You will tender at the beginning of 2017, you will deliver it to the contractor in March, April 2017; You will not even hammer a nail. There is not even a 'click' for 2,5 years. We'll come; We will see the shortfall, we will find billions of lira financing. Where we cannot find it, we will do this with our lives, teeth, nails, despite the pandemic, despite the Kovid period, despite all the pressures, even though we cannot get a penny from the banks of our state, with the money of this country that belongs to us. Today, at the level of 80 percent, and by Allah's permission, we will open a part of it, a part between Çekmeköy and Sancaktepe, and a part between Çekmeköy and Sancaktepe, and the whole of it, hopefully at the end of 2024, until the beginning of 2025, all the way to Sultanbeyli. We will bring the metro to this region. In that respect, whoever makes that dirty propaganda here, acts contrary to the mind of the state… It is shameful, shameful, sinful.”
"WE WILL MAKE A MORAL TENDER"
Sharing the information that they will extend the Söğütlüçeşme-Yenidoğan metro line by 18 kilometers, as they have just designed, and increase it to 25 kilometers, İmamoğlu said, “It will have 18 stations. It will serve exactly 2,5 million people. Kadıköywill connect the people of districts such as Ataşehir, Ümraniye, Sancaktepe and Çekmeköy. It will cut other lines; KadıköyLike Tavsantepe. The Marmaray line will also be included. My friends; Thus, by saying that we will have completed a system, a model that integrates the Anatolian side very much, like a model of completely covering the underground of Istanbul with iron nets, in the words of the beautiful leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, so to speak, to the population of Istanbul. They came excited. I am so happy. My excited friends are here. Some of it is there. Therefore, with this enthusiasm, they tendered the process in the right way. The tender, again the apple of the eye of our institution, Metro A.Ş. took. Now they will develop the project together. While the project is over, we will find the financing on the one hand. Then we'll make a moral tender. In that moral tender, we will determine the company that will do the right job, the best quality job and the most affordable price. Then we will go arm in arm with that company. We'll finish after that. We will make it available to our people. Ekrem İmamoğlu Mortal, Ceyhun also mortal, Pelin Hanım and Özgür Bey… But these services are permanent. May Allah increase the number of our permanent services.”
THE PROTOCOL IS SIGNED IN THE WITNESS OF İMAMOĞLU
After the speeches, IMM Deputy Secretary General Pelin Alpkökin, IMM Rail System Department Head Ceyhun Avşar and Metro A.Ş. Özgür Soy, General Manager; He signed the protocol of the "Final Project for Implementation" of the Söğütlüçeşme-Yenidoğan metro line, on a tablet with the witness of İmamoğlu.