Transport and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan stated that they will soon start a giant project that will pass under the Bosphorus. Two continents will be connected to each other with a total of 6,5 different rail systems and express metro that will be used by 9 million people a day. ” said.
Turhan, Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy in his speech at the Underground opening, 12 years after the London Underground in 1875, linking the tunnel Beyoglu and Karaköy, Turkey's first world said it was the second underground operation.
Turhan said that the Turkish nation has waited 626 years for a new metro line to be put into service after the 143-meter tunnel. However, in the 1989 years left behind, transportation in many metropolises of the world started to be provided by underground underground. Obviously, while the son of the hand knitted the top and bottom of the cities with iron nets, water was beaten in the mortar in our country. ” he spoke.
Regardless of the reason, no matter who or the guilty who accept this situation is not possible to accept the Minister Turhan, said:
“The most important objection to this situation was made by our President in 1994, when he became the Mayor of Istanbul. The vision of our President, especially during the transportation of mayor, continued to bear fruit in later processes. Thus, while the barley was not traveled every 150 years for the subway, 15 kilometers long subway was built in Istanbul in only 160 years. This year it will reach 233 kilometers. The Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy subway we opened today is also a product of this vision. ”
Emphasizing that Istanbul has a great meaning and importance in the eyes of the nation, Turhan said:
“How little we serve Istanbul is less. Our work continues in every region of Istanbul. Our work continues in every corner of Istanbul with its subways, road transportation system. We will soon start a giant project that will pass under the Bosphorus. We will realize a first in the world with this project. Two continents will be connected to each other with a total of 6,5 different rail systems and express metro that will be used by 9 million people a day. The Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy metro line, which will be put into service today, will not only connect 3 districts, but will be integrated into Marmaray from Üsküdar and from there to the Hacıosman subway. In short, we will be even closer to our goal of linking all the districts of Istanbul. In coordination with our Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, we will realize our other projects one by one. ”
Minister Turhan, thanked the people who contributed to the introduction of the subway, finished his words.