The Üçyol-Üçkuyular metro line does not progress even at the speed of a turtle: Lütfü Elvan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, continued his criticism by shooting Binali Yıldırım's rival, İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu, from the subway that he could not finish.
“Opening the congested roads of Izmir will re-establish the values it lost in 10 years. kazanWe set out together to make the city a brand new city and to make İzmir a brand city again. We are working confidently on this road. This image is not the image İzmir deserves, this is not the destiny of İzmir. This is the responsibility of the local administrators who left İzmir behind. There's no "hoo". They will also benefit from our service. This junction, which cost 95 million liras, will connect İzmir's coast and Yeşildere Street with the completion of the tunnels. In Izmir, the metro could not be completed in 10 years. They couldn't build 3.5 kilometers of metro in 10 years. Now they say that they will build 300 kilometers of metro. Who believes? You're laughing at the crunchy cereal, aren't you? They always make such promises and then they forget their promises. Today is the day of promise again. Plenty of throwing day. In the past, they promised to put the sun in one hand and the moon in the other. They said that they would give the diesel for 1 lira and pay everyone a salary, but the people were not fooled by them. Because their track record is bad. Since they did not do anything they said in the past, the people of Izmir no longer believe that they are telling the truth. Don't worry, Izmir deserves to be the pearl of the Mediterranean. Hayat İzmir Are we determined to make İzmir a brand city with 1414 projects? We have completed our preparations for this. İzmir is not deemed worthy of this situation, this is not İzmir's destiny. Are you ready to bring Izmir to glorious days? Good luck.”
'METRO IS NOT PROVIDING EVEN AT THE TURTLET SPEED'
Transport and Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfü Elvan stated that Konak Tunnels will be opened at the end of 2014, and the name of Yeşildere Junction will be “Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Junction” upon request. Elvan gave information about his ministry's ongoing projects in the city and said:
“When the foundation of the Konak Tunnels, which is called the crazy project of İzmir, was laid, there were those who said that this project could not be more than a dream. The 2005-kilometer-long Üçyol-Üçkuyular metro line, the construction of which started in 5.5, cannot even progress with the turtle speed. We are starting a new era with Konak- Yeşildere Tunnel and Yeşildere Köprülü Intersection. It was realized in a way to ensure all traffic circulation on İzmir-Aydın State Road. Tunnel excavation works of 674 meters in the right tube of the 986-meter tunnel of the mansion and 913 meters in the left-hand tube were completed. We aim to complete the tunnel by the end of 909. The Izmir-Istanbul Highway Project continues rapidly. Thanks to the Gulf crossing, 2014-8 hours transportation time between Istanbul and Izmir will decrease to 10 hours. Our work continues without slowing down. The Sabuncubeli Tunnel reached 3.5 meters in the right tube and 761 meters in the left tube. We are completing the implementation project of Izmir Bay Crossing in 731. The Gulf crossing was planned as a highway and rail system. We will complete the implementation projects of the Izmir-Ankara road within this year.