Haliç Metro Bridge Broke a Record: IMM President Kadir Topbaş said, “2 thousand people passed by the Golden Horn Metro Bridge in 20 days. This is how many thousand bus movements. Environmentalists should pay attention to this. Saving history means metro. We are heading towards the Historical Peninsula, which is starting to be cleared of vehicles ”.
Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, said, “Last week, we presented our Municipal Council with 4 new metro lines, 5 havaray, 4 cable cars and 100 thousand car parking plans. CHP voted against. We will serve Istanbul, they vote against. The decision passed from our parliament with the majority of votes, ”he said.
Topbaş, who visited the tradesmen on Fahri Korutürk Street in Bakırköy, distributed cloves to the citizens and gave information about the investments. Topbaş bought simit from the simit vendor on the street and offered it to those around him.
Addressing the public in Bakırköy Freedom Square, Topbaş said that in the 10 years they were in office, there were great changes and that they invested 60 billion lira in Istanbul as the Metropolitan Municipality.
Stating that they know the history of the city very well as a person who grew up in Istanbul, Topbaş said, “There has not been such a clean and green Istanbul since the last period of the Ottoman Empire. Historians should come, those who know this business should come and talk ”he said.
Topbaş reminded that no municipality in the world has made such large metro investments and that they are knitting Istanbul with iron nets and that they opened the Haliç Metro Bridge at the weekend.
Kadir Topbas, said:
“Now they say we will demolish when we come. Their work is to hinder and destroy. They have no other understanding. 2 thousand people passed by the Golden Horn Metro Bridge in 20 days. This is how many thousand bus movements. Environmentalists should pay attention to this. Saving history means metro. We are heading towards the Historic Peninsula, which is starting to be cleared of vehicles. "
Stating that they presented plans for 4 new metro lines, 5 airways, 4 ropeways and a parking lot for 100 thousand vehicles to the city council last week, Topbaş said, “CHP voted against. We will serve Istanbul, they vote against. The decision passed from our parliament with the majority of votes. They take it to court tomorrow. We cannot do it, they say not to do it either ”.
Stating that they have made serious investments in Bakırköy, Topbaş continued as follows:
“We brought the 9-kilometer metro line that will connect the Bakırköy IDO Pier-Bağcılar Kirazlı Station to the tender stage. When it is activated, when you get on the subway from here, to Beşiktaş via Bağcılar, KabataşYou will be able to travel quickly and safely to Sarıyer and Kartal. I also made an addition to the 24-kilometer Bakırköy-Beylikdüzü Metro Line, which we brought to another tender stage. that will rise to the surface in Büyükçekmece centers will do even Metrog first time in Turkey. In other words, the building we will do here will be a perfect station and facility in every aspect, from culture and art activities to many things. I hope Yenikapı-Aksaray Metro connection is also completed. Bakırköy is turning into a district connected with all these subways.