First Step for Tunnel to Eliminate Flood Risk in Istanbul

The first step was taken to eliminate the risk of flooding in Istanbul
The first step was taken to eliminate the risk of flooding in Istanbul

IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluparticipated in the Ayvalidere Rainwater Tunnel TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) Lowering Ceremony, which will save areas at risk of flooding from flooding at 4 different points in 11 districts. Expressing that such works are written and drawn as if they were individual ingenuity in communities that have succumbed to populism, İmamoğlu said, “In that respect, everything that I and my friends sign from yesterday to today and from today to tomorrow belongs to the people of Istanbul. I never want or wish to be mentioned about myself, alone. I would like this to be examined, perceived and served in this way by all our colleagues, by all business people, by all Istanbul. "If we do this, if we do that, we will truly become patriots every one of us," he said.

Flood Risk in Istanbul

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu, participated in the Ayvalidere Rainwater Tunnel TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) Lowering Ceremony. İmamoğlu was accompanied by IMM Deputy Secretary Generals Şengül Altan Arslan, Murat Yazıcı and Murat Kalkanlı and İSKİ General Manager Raif Mermutlu. Making the first speech at the ceremony, Mermutlu gave technical information about the machine produced specifically for the project in Germany for a period of 1 year. Noting that the machine is 4 meters in diameter, 7,5 meters in length and in a cylindrical shape, Mermutlu said, “There are 190 cutting diamond bits in the drilling parts of the machine, which weighs 25 tons. It will find its route with the laser measurement system inside. It will travel with an electric motor power of 500 KW and will advance 300 meters per month. This progress will increase or decrease according to the hardness of the ground. The machine will proceed by following the road routes in general, in order not to damage the residences, 50-60 meters below the ground.


Mermutlu noted that they anticipate the completion of the tunnel in 18 months and that the project cost is 80 million TL. Mermetlu, Eyüpsultan and Esenler districts will be built between the tunnel, 4 thousand 674 meters long, 4 meters will share the information shared. Mermutlu also mentioned the benefits that the tunnel will bring to Istanbul: “After the project to be constructed as a connection tunnel between Ayvalıdere and Haliç is completed, Vatan Street, Aksaray Underpass, Tram Underpass in Fatih District which is flooded with floods in times of extreme rainfall. , Aksaray Metro Station, Yenikapı Metro Station, Namık Kemal Street and TCDD Underpass; Bus Station-Hal Connection Road in Bayrampaşa District, Terazidere Mero Stop; There will be no flooding in the Merter E-5 Metro Stop in the Esenler District and its environs and the Zeytinburnu Tram Stop in the Zeytinburnu District. Çevresinde


Speaking after Mermutlu Imamoglu, institutions permanent, politicians stressed that temporary. Iyi The good works produced by the institutions are always permanent if they are good İm, says İmamoğlu. This will always be your assurance on behalf of a city, a country. In this respect, we continue the definition of a right process and a right infrastructure that has been prepared from past to present. So we will finish the job. In the future, we will be people who will sign other values ​​and then entrust them to other people. This proves the power and continuity of the state and institutions. Then you are always a strong assurance in society. People also feel safe in that community. What we desire is that these and other useful works never and never become politicized, never and never become the property or property of a party or a party institution. ”


Imamoğlu stated that such works were written and drawn as very personal and individual ingenuity in the societies that succumbed to populism and said, dan In this respect, everything that I and my friends will sign from yesterday and today belongs to the people of Istanbul. I never want and wish to be remembered on my own. This is my way of looking at life and my principle. I want this to be examined, perceived and served by all our colleagues, all business people, all Istanbul. If he does this, if we succeed, each of us will turn into patriots. İm I thank them too. We hope, let them not misunderstand - let us be a country that can make more beautiful machines like this and so on. Let's underline it too. But now the world has no borders. Of course we will try to get the best, the cheapest, but at the same time we will want to produce it ”.


Imamoglu, TBM, Melen River in Istanbul, the project started to deliver to Sarayburnu construction site, 27 September 2007'de engineer who died as a result of an accident that they gave the name of the engineer Gülseren Yurttaş said. Imamoglu said, vermek To give his name to this device does not alleviate pain; but we will remember his name.. İmamoğlu held the TBM Lowering Ceremony together with the late Yurttaş's son Yağmur Budak and his sister Hatice Yurttaş. Following the ceremony, Budak thanked İmamoğlu and expressed his feelings by embracing him. Imamoglu, all the employees involved in the construction of the tunnel by calling him, took collective photos with them. After the ceremony, the participants were taken to a safe distance and the 190 tonne TBM was lowered to the starting point of the excavation with the help of a crane. It took 12 minutes to move the CPC to the starting point of the excavation.

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