Treasury Has Not Approved for 3 Metro Lines Stopped in Istanbul

Istanbul did not approve the treasury for the stopped metro line
Istanbul did not approve the treasury for the stopped metro line

3 projects that Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu announced that they could not be started because they could not get Treasury approval even though they found a loan; It was learned that the Eminönü-Alibeyköy Tram Line, Bostancı-Dudullu Metro Line and the Neonatal-Hospital Line. Calling the President to the subway, Imamoglu said, “We need Treasury approval before we can mobilize the loan. There is a loan, we find it. It's just a touch we want. ”

SözcüAccording to the news of Özlem Güvemli from; “İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu announced that they could not get the approval they received from the Treasury for the 2 lines they found credit within the scope of the works they started to activate the metro lines stopped 3 years ago.

Imamoglu, who made a subway call to the President, said:

  • We need Treasury approval to mobilize the loan.
  • Our request for 3 lines was rejected in the first week of January.
  • If it is not rejected, we will be able to mobilize metro lines very fast with those credit facilities.
  • There is a credit facility, we find it. Just a touch we want.


The 21 kilometers long Dudullu-Bostancı metro line, which will reduce the distance between Bostancı and Dudullu to 14.3 minutes, is one of the lines that Imamoglu did not get credit approval from the Treasury. The cost of the metro line, 70 percent of which was completed and consists of 13 stations, was announced as 558 million euro plus VAT.

İmamoğlu stated that there is a need for 2018 million euro plus VAT financing for the line which has been standing since October 200 “The investment plan permission of this place has just been released.

We expect it to be approved and announced in the first weeks of 2020. After that, our financing efforts will continue. ” However, it turned out that the required approval could not be obtained in the first week of January.


Another line that the Treasury has not approved is the 10 km Alibeyköy Eyüpsultan Eminönü tram line.

Starting from the Eminönü bus stops, the route passes through the Golden Horn coast to Küçükpazar, Cibali, Fener, Balat, Ayvansaray, Feshane, Eyüp-Teleferik, Eyüp State Hospital, Silahtarağa Station and Sakarya Neighborhood Station. It ends at the station.

Imamoglu, who conducted a survey on the construction site of the line in the past weeks, said, uz We are working on additional resources. We want to prepare this place for 2020 ”.


Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli line-connected Yenidoğan-Hospital Line is one of the lines that the Treasury does not approve.

6.95 km line consists of Hospital, Sarıgazi, Aydınlar, Güngören, Taşdelen and Yenidoğan stations.

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