Summary of nine years in the period of Kadir Topbaş: Kadir Topbaş, who has been the Mayor of Istanbul for two terms, has accomplished many important projects in 9 years. The metro line, which was 2004 km in 45, was increased to 141 km. In the same period, the biggest investment of the Republican era Kadıköy - The Anatolian side has also reached the metro with the Kartal line.
Kadir Topbaş became the name of the service wind that began to blow in 1994 when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became Mayor of Istanbul for two periods.
Topbaş undertook this challenging task in the local elections held in 2004 and took the transportation as the first job. In the period of Kadir Topbaş, great importance was attached to the rail system projects. With the investments made, the metro and tram line, which was 2004 km in 45, was increased to 9 km in 141 years.
The Anatolian side met the metro for the first time in this period. With the line, which is the largest metro investment in the history of the Republic, Kartal-Kadıköy to 32 minutes.
In 9 years, the subway has reached many new points on the European Side. Taksim metro, Hacıosman, Eminönü tram line Kabataşhas been extended to. With Taksim Kabataşwere connected by the finicular line. Edirnekapı-Sultançiftliği, Başakşehir -Kirazlı metro lines were also offered to Istanbul residents. In addition, all lines were integrated into each other.
While the investments in the rail system continue rapidly, the metrobus line built on the E-5 offered Istanbulites the opportunity to travel without getting stuck in traffic. The journey time of 52 kilometers connecting Söğütlüçeşme and Beylikdüzü has decreased to 83 minutes. In addition to the investments made in public transportation, approximately 500 km of new roads and 251 points of intersections were made within the same period.
Continuing the projects launched by Prime Minister Erdogan, a lover of Istanbul, Kadir Topbaş solved the water problem of the city until 2040. A 170 km water pipe was laid from Melen Stream to Istanbul.
Source : www.takvim.com.t is