Minister of Transport Arslan Izmir: Minister Arslan, İZBAN project, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the State Railways, Izmir, which is a common foundation of the company serves as exemplary. Millions of passengers have moved, so far 375 has served millions of people, so
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, State Railways and Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which is the foundation of İZBAN to date 375 million passengers are moving, he said.
Minister Arslan made examinations in İZBAN Tepeköy - Selçuk 2nd line business, which was started to be built in Torbalı district within the scope of his contacts in İzmir.
Receiving information from the authorities here, Minister Arslan said in a statement to the journalists that Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım knew the sensitivity of İzmir and in this context, they made an intense effort to finish the ongoing projects in the city as soon as possible.
Arslan underlined that İZBAN project is very important for İzmir and said:
“İZBAN project serves the people of Izmir in an exemplary way with the ingenuity of İZBAN, which is a joint organization of the Metropolitan Municipality and State Railways. Millions of passengers have been transported, serving 375 million people to date, a very important figure. Of course, this was extended to Aliağa and the transportation to Torbalı was done in the south. You know until Tepeköy. Our trains serve our people through İZBAN, but our Prime Minister had another instruction, to extend it to Selçuk in order to provide easy access to İzmir. There was a delay in the tender processes in the project, but our new contractor started work on September 26 this week. Our friends make an extraordinary effort to complete this 26-kilometer project as soon as possible and to enter the service of the Seljuks and the people of the region. ”
As in the past period, the railway line of the ministry, the stations of the municipalities will do the transfer Arslan, said they want the project to end quickly.
Minister Arslan later negotiated with the contractor firm Turgut Turkes and Levent Can to draw up the completion date of the project.
Minister Arslan, who stated that the two-year period is long, shook hands at the point of completing the work with the contractor on September 8, 2017, the date of liberation of Selçuk.
Minister Arslan then moved to Andan Menderes Airport by the passenger train, where he sat in the driver's seat.