İzmit Mayor Fatma Kaplan Hürriyet denied the claim that the ropeway project was laid down because of the lack of budget, “Currently, feasibility studies are in progress. "If its feasibility is determined by the experts and a serious report comes out about its benefit to the city, we are absolutely determined to build the cable car."
The dream of cable car in Kocaeli started with Kartepe Municipality. The years when the cable car will be built to the summit has been voiced by almost all AKP municipalities, but let's see that this project could not be implemented. In Izmit, the situation was a little different. When Fatma Kaplan Hürriyet was a presidential candidate, she did not include the cable car in her election promises. However, it came out a while ago and brought up the establishment of a cable car in the area between Martyrdom and National Will Square. This was a development that excited and hoped the people of Izmit. It was brought to the agenda of the parliament and transferred to the commission for discussion.
It was claimed that the members of the Zoning and Plan Budget Committee expressed a consensus on the insufficient budget for the cable car and therefore the cable car project was shelved in Izmit. Fatma Kaplan Hürriyet responded to this claim and said, “It is wrong to say that the cable car was laid because there is no budget. Feasibility studies are currently in progress. If its feasibility is determined by experts and a serious report comes out about its benefit to the city, we are absolutely determined to build the cable car. "We will act according to the report." (Kocaeli Peace Newspaper)