Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, made examinations at two construction sites on the Anatolian and European sides, which are still working on the curfew.
The first stop of İmamoğlu was the Sancaktepe City Hospital Station of Çekmeköy - Sultanbeyli Metro Line, which the previous administration decided to start in 2017 and stop in the same year and restarted them in November 2019. Emphasizing that they will continue their paths with partial openings on this line, İmamoğlu said, “The current location is Sancaktepe City Hospital Station. Therefore; We intend to train Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe City Hospital Station to 2022 ”. İmamoğlu gave the good news that the arrangement of the square suitable for the historical texture will be finished by the end of this year in its second stop, Beyazıt.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) President Ekrem İmamoğlu restarted the construction works of Çekmeköy - Sancaktepe - Sultanbeyli Metro Line, which was launched in 2017 and stopped by the decision made in the same year, on 26 November 2019. The TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine), which is described as the "underground monster", was taken to the Sancaktepe Station construction site with the ceremony attended by İmamoğlu. Today, İmamoğlu made investigations at the Sancaktepe City Hospital construction site of the line together with CHP Deputy Chairman Onursal Adıgüzel and İBB senior management. İmamoğlu, who received information about the work from the Rail Systems Department Head Pelin Alpkökin, said the button that started the pile driving operations of Samandıra Station, “Come on, bismillah. God bless you. ”
“IT WILL BE AN ACTIVE LINE”
Reminding that Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe-Sultanbeyli Metro Line was tendered in 2017 and stopped by the decision taken at the end of the same year, İmamoğlu said, “Last year, we have provided an external loan of 110 million Euros and started this line in November. We have been working intensively since then. We immediately made a start from the station of Sancaktepe Municipality there. The TBMs that started from there continue to work under the ground in the direction of Çekmeköy. We made an important decision about the line here: We want to continue our way with partial openings. Our current location is Sancaktepe City Hospital Station. Therefore; We intend to train Çekmeköy-Sancaktepe City Hospital Metro to 2022. Our work in that direction continues. We think it will be an active line. In the following years, it has a feature that intersects with 3 other metro lines. We also care about this aspect. Bostancı-Dudullu will have the feature of being an intersecting line with Göztepe-Ümraniye and Marmaray. So it's an important line. He is very valuable both for Sancaktepe and Çekmeköy and very valuable for the City Hospital. ” Noting that they started the concrete pouring operations for Sancaktepe City Hospital Station, İmamoğlu said, “The site will be delivered very soon within a week or two. Station work will begin intensely. We wish success to our friends, "he said.
“THE NEEDS OF CEMBERLİTAŞ - BEYAZIT WOOD REGULATION”
Imamoglu turned its route to Europe after the Anatolian side. İmamoğlu, who examined the field arrangement works on the line from Çemberlitaş to Beyazıt Square and received information from the contractor company representative, was accompanied by President Advisor Oğuz Duman and Mahir Polat, Head of the Cultural Heritage Department. İmamoğlu, who warned that the area he inspected also needed tree arrangement, wished convenience to the workers who worked despite the curfew. Expressing that they turned the curfew into an opportunity to speed up the studies, Imamoglu said:
“WE MOVE FAST”
“These works we see have no chance of being at normal time. We are speeding up time and Beyazıt Square is important. When you come here from Çemberlitaş, the processes continue in front of the university in Beyazıt, in front of the Grand Bazaar. We act fast. We removed the car parking chaos here. Our friends continue to implement the other parking lot according to the current project. We want to transform the history of this place in a way that suits its texture. Now I see it going well in this order. Although there are minor discussions in several projects, I believe we will overcome them. I hope that by the end of this year, the front of Beyazıt Square, the front of Istanbul University will become very qualified with its landscape, seating groups and order. ” Reminding that the arrangement of Beyazıt Square was carried out in accordance with the project of the famous architect Turgut Cansever, İmamoğlu said, “We are in contact with the daughter, also the architect. We analyze the process by adding their own opinion and we are in an effort to make decisions together. As I said, the process needs to be completed quickly. We are together, we act together. ”