Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbaş said, "We will complete the 23-kilometer Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy subway line in 38 months by signing a new world record," he said.
Topbaş attended the commissioning ceremony of 100 new Mercedes buses that joined the IETT fleet in Sultanbeyli.
Celebrating everyone's Eid al-Fitr and the Night of Power, Topbaş explained that Istanbul should be a city where the world is really affected.
Recalling the words of Napoleon, "If the world were the only state, the capital would be Istanbul"
“It's in a few newspapers today. One of the three cleanest and most developing cities in the world is called Istanbul. They say it is the second among developing cities in Europe. We see where Istanbul has come. The total investments we have made to date are 52 billion TL. We sold IDO, we spend its money on transportation. To date, total investments related to transportation are 24.3 billion TL, 10 billion TL of which is investments related to metro. We continue, hopefully with the participation of our Prime Minister on August 17 Kadıköy-The Eagle line Kadıköy We will open it in the square. The cost of this metro to us is 3 billion liras. It is the biggest subway investment in the history of the Republic. As a municipality in any city in the world, the metro does not have such an investment, as the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, we do it. It has a capacity to carry up to 1.5 million passengers per hour. "
"The goal is to renew all buses by 2014"
Noting that their goal is to renew all buses by 2014 and they want to buy 3 thousand buses, Topbaş said that they will fulfill them step by step.
Stating that IETT will put 1450 new buses into service by the beginning of the year, Topbaş said:
“Bus AŞ will complete its fleet to 1500. All existing public buses are also being renewed. All buses in Istanbul will be air-conditioned, comfortable, suitable for the disabled and modern. We will renew our fleet by putting 100 new buses into service every month. Last month, we launched 100 new buses on the European side. Today, we are putting into service 100 more modern buses to serve on the Anatolian side. Bus manufacturers around the world are watching these purchases in Istanbul with admiration. Because no municipality can buy so many buses at once. Local bus manufacturers also came to thank. 'President, we are working day and night to train you a bus. They said, "We are recruiting staff while the world is struggling with the crisis." While making these investments, we make such important contributions to the employment of Istanbul. "
Stating that the biggest problem in the world is transportation, Topbaş said, “We made the subway tender for Ümraniye Tepeüstü line and we are breaking a record in the world. It will be finished in 38 months. Making such a long metro in such a time frame is a record in the world. There will also be subways going to Başakşehir and Olympic Stadium. We reveal this record. "This will not stay here and we have many more jobs," he said.
Pointing out that they will extend the Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy subway, which they laid the foundation of, to Sultanbeyli, Topbaş continued his words as follows:
“We will complete the 23-kilometer Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy metro line, which we have laid the foundation for, in 38 months by signing a new world record. This line will join Çekmeköy-Taşdelen-Yenidogan and Sultanbeyli. It will then reach Pendik by Sabiha Gökçen Airport. We have another project related to Sultanbeyli. Kadıköy-Umraniye-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli metro. This was unimaginable. From now on, a person taking the metro will be able to go anywhere in Istanbul easily. We want everyone to have the metro passing near their homes, and everyone can experience the comfort and pleasure of getting on the subway. "
Topbaş explained that they, as the Metropolitan Municipality, built a municipality building and a cultural center in Sultanbeyli and prepared a recreation area for citizens to breathe in their own districts by implementing the Pond Project of 200 thousand square meters, and said that the total investments they made in Sultanbeyli as a municipality reached 380 million TL.
Stating that 1 million 350 thousand people are traveling by rail system every day in Istanbul, Topbaş emphasized that by 2016, the daily passenger capacity of the subways will increase to 7 million.
After the speeches at the ceremony, Topbaş, who came to the podium with his attendants to cut the ribbon, emphasized that IETT drivers serve under very difficult conditions, “We have 52 thousand employees in Büyükşehir. One of the most difficult jobs is our IETT drivers. For this reason, our drivers should cut the ribbon of the cars they will use themselves, ”he said.
Topbas, then took one of the new bus. Topbaş, who used the bus for a while passing by the steering wheel, posed for the journalists.
Istanbul Deputy Erol Kaya, Sultanbeyli Mayor Hüseyin Keskin, Sancaktepe Mayor İsmail Erdem, Çekmeköy Mayor Ahmet Poyraz, Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can, İETT General Manager Hayri Baraçlı and AK Party Sultanbeyli Organization members and citizens attended.
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