If we look at the news in the public opinion as of last week, we can see that the countdown and election-oriented activities were started for the local elections in 2013.
After the date of the local elections was drawn to 27 October 2013, the opening dates of various projects were suddenly pulled back to pre-election after so long, as one of the government's election attacks, it will be in our political history.
For example, Marmaray has not been finished until today, although the foundation was laid and construction started exactly 8 years ago. However, in 2004, when the foundation was laid, the completion date of the project was announced as 2010. However, the opening was postponed constantly due to many different reasons, especially the pottery (!) On the route. The last date shared with the public for the opening of Marmaray was October 29, 2013. Until the first time the opening date was made public. The period and date when the opening dates were withdrawn, as you can imagine, are very meaningful, clear and indeed clear. If you remember before, the opening ceremony of the Metrobus project was again excitedly trained before another election and a move was made to win the election.
Now the same scenario we're used to is starting to play. While the financial burdens on the shoulders of our citizens, who are worthy to use the most expensive gas in the world, are increased by the unrestrained hikes, our people are forced to work harder to live with each passing day, while on the other hand, the shortage of social benefits such as supplies and coal starts. Then we'll start watching.
As Istanbulites, we actually lived until a month ago, not so much, how unplanned, unscheduled, haphazard and voting were the projects / works. It was said that the bridge reinforcement works, which could have been completed in just 2 months if it had been planned correctly, would last all summer due to the inconvenience, and then, thanks to the intense pressure of the public, the work was accelerated. Remember, the images of only 2 employees on the bridge, two lanes of which were completely closed, did not appear in the news bulletins of television channels only 2 months ago. While the ordeals that had been going on throughout the summer were just over, schools were opened again, as if it was not enough to just open schools, roadworks started to be carried out feverishly in various points of Istanbul. On the one hand, while attempting to implement public transportation projects, the processes that take longer and the number of vehicles that do not decrease or even increase day by day in urban traffic, despite all efforts, cannot actually produce a radical solution to the Istanbul chaos. With the choice of the location of the third Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, on the one hand, the pressure to move towards the north (although it should not have been) and the pressure to build will open up, on the other hand, the already intense transportation axes will be under the pressure of even more intense traffic with large projects on the east-west axis. Faced with the threat. One of the best examples of this situation is the location decision of the financial center. Currently, there are no public statements of any alternative transportation system on the axis, where there is a very heavy traffic problem especially during the peak hours, and an area that will serve very high density use such as a financial center. Only the analyzes within the site, living conditions and bird flight distances to important focal points are mentioned. But is the situation itself really so heartwarming, like the painting? Unfortunately, it seems impossible to answer this question positively. If the project is implemented, Istanbulites will face another project with a shallow, disconnected and fragmented approach, which is not properly connected with the environment, only analyzed within itself. Likewise, many point projects that do not fit into the texture, aesthetics and many other characteristics of Istanbul are thought to be only rent and capital-oriented, so their implementation is easily paved.
As a result, our cities remain as livable places and the most important is that the interventions to the city without considering how they will live in the future will cause very serious and irreversible consequences. Without thinking about the future, only the day-to-day life-saving mentality and the selection-oriented projects that are implemented and tried to be reluctantly acted about how our future is affected. What is true; Is it a service-oriented policy for our citizens, or is it a service-oriented service choice? Looking at the recent statements of government officials, it is clear from now on that a study of the upcoming local elections has begun. The most important question to be asked in response to the propaganda and statements made about the service for our citizens, is this not your primary duty? Now, as I mentioned above, the countdown has started, and a routine asphalting in urban streets will be introduced to our citizens as a very important project and efforts will be made to keep the memory of the municipality working. The selection-oriented service concept is already showing a lot of negative reflections in all our cities all around our country. It is possible to link all the negative aspects that have fallen into our cities to the selection-oriented works, from the distorted construction, the structures that cannot resist the nature in disasters and especially the lack of qualified green areas to breathe in our big cities. In order for our cities to be transferred to our future generations in the most healthy way, it is necessary to act with the service concept that puts the focus on people. Otherwise, our children will not live in a city.
Source : I www.etikhaber.co