İmamoğlu Pours First Mortar for Esenyurt Metro Construction

Imamoglu poured the first mortar for the new subway construction on the Victory Day
Imamoglu poured the first mortar for the new subway construction on the Victory Day

İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu crowned the August 30 Victory Day with a new metro project. When the project is over, Istanbul residents will leave Esenyurt. KabataşSpeaking at the first mortar dump of the line, which will deliver to . The 67-kilometer line will consist of 3 stations. We continue to work to meet our financing needs. We have a pending funding approval in parliament. Let me state that our proposals for borrowing in this style, which has five or even more than five, have been put on hold for months. I say this to all political party group vice presidents. In this way, the attitude and behavior that removes every obstacle in front of our reputable city's ability to find financing from abroad, with its transparent and participatory management approach, is national behavior. We demand this national behavior from all our council members in the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council, this behavior that paves the way for our city at the point of supply of resources.”

Esenyurt Metro map

Ekrem İmamoğlu, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), gave a great news to the people of Istanbul on the 30th anniversary of the August 99 Victory Day. In terms of the metro line, the poor western part of the city will be introduced to the metro with the Mahmutbey-Bahçeşehir-Esenyurt line.

The ceremony held at the Bağcılar construction site, the starting point of the metro line, was attended by CHP Deputies Emine Gülizar Emecan, Sibel Özdemir, Turan Aydoğan, Gökhan Zeybek, IYİ Party Istanbul Provincial Chairman Buğra Kavuncu, Democrat Party Istanbul Provincial President Ekrem Eray Arda, District mayors, Deputy Mayor of IMM Hüseyin Aksu. , IMM Secretary General Can Akın Çağlar, IMM President Advisor Murat Ongun, IMM Deputy Secretary Generals, IMM Assembly members and guests attended.

PELİN ALPKÖKİN: “IMM's LONGEST METRO LINE”

Making the opening speech of the program, IMM Rail System Department Head Assoc. Dr. Pelin Alpkökin expressed her happiness in starting the construction of Mahmutbey-Esenyurt Line, the longest metro line of IMM, and said, “Our goal is to reach 2024. KabataşTo ensure that a passenger getting on from Istanbul can come to the Suleiman the Magnificent Hospital without any uninterrupted transfers," he said.

Alpkökin said, “We have revived the stopped lines,” and continued: “Actually, there is nothing like it in the world. To restore stopped and stopped lines. And so far, we have revived eight contract projects with you. Today is the last one. In fact, today we have accomplished the goal we set exactly two years ago.”

EKREM İMAMOĞLU: “WE HAVE TO GET HUGE AND VERY BEAUTIFUL VICTORIES”

Speaking before laying the first mortar of the metro line on the ground, Mayor İmamoğlu expressed his satisfaction for taking the first step in bringing a new metro line to Istanbul on August 30 Victory Day.

Stating that there is a very short time left for the 100th anniversary of the Republic, İmamoğlu asked the question "What does the victory of the second century mean?" and continued as follows: "You need to know this well. In other words, what victories should we win as the current individuals of this beautiful republic that we are about to enter the second century. I think the people of this country, from the youngest to the most adult, have to achieve great and beautiful victories in science, science, education, culture, art and sports, which the world is talking about.”

THE ONLY WORKING CITY

Expressing that they enjoy being a city that works actively on ten lines, İmamoğlu said, “Sometimes they make such an allusion. We did the bidding. Bidding is unfortunately not a job. I wish these works were done and finished as the tender was made, so we would not have to make such a start today. On the contrary, if we had taken the subway to Esenyurt and had a concert in the square with my president Kemal Deniz Bozkurt for the August 30 Victory Day. Bidding goes like this: You prepare a project. First you start with the feasibility, you prepare the project. Then you create the infrastructure for its financing. It cannot be built on this scale without its financing. In that respect, you organize the financing. Then you bid; in the most suitable conditions. You will finish a job as it started with the tender," he said.

In the next part of his speech, İmamoğlu touched upon the following topics:

EVEN ONE SQUARE METER HAS NOT BEEN DELIVERED

“Unfortunately, all of the work done in the 2016-2017 period stopped due to serious problems. When we took office, we only took over the paper tenders of lines that have not been nailed for two years and that have never been started, such as the Mahmutbey - Esenyurt Line, where we are now. But here we are today. Because, with really hard work, my friends turned a project that unfortunately did not have a viable project, not even a square meter of site delivery, into a project in the real sense. We start by presenting the planning as to which part we will open later, by telling our citizens and making a commitment.”

ESENYURT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT SERVICED DISTRICT OF ISTANBUL

“This line will pass through 3 districts where 5 million of our people live. The 18-kilometer line will consist of 11 stations. In particular, I would like to express that I am experiencing great pleasure on behalf of my fellow citizens of Esenyurt, in the context of public transportation, in Esenyurt, the district that has received the most immigration in recent years. Because my friend Kemal Deniz Bozkurt is here. Esenyurt is the most difficult service district of Istanbul. In fact, let's underline it and I can honestly say that there has been such a troublesome zoning process that the last 10 years have turned into a situation where 60 thousand, 70 thousand people move in a year. In fact, it is a district that is not in the records, but is currently hosting more than 2 hundred thousand refugees - nearly three hundred thousand according to our president - as well as a district where asylum seekers are hosted. I wanted to share this special footnote with you, as I know that it will make our fellow citizens of Esenyurt happy as well.”

WE ARE WAITING FOR ALL MAYORS

“This line includes Başakşehir, Küçükçekmece and Bağcılar district. We invite all our district mayors individually. In other words, Başakşehir was also invited here. Bagcilar was also invited. Because this is a service to their districts. They are also our mayor. There is no difference between any of them. This is how we meet with the citizens in service and our view of the political arena. For this reason, we will continue to invite them to such openings, such groundbreaking and such ceremonies, which we will do a lot. I recommend them to come. They agree with some of them, let's not eat their rights."

THERE ARE FINANCE APPROVALS pending by the parliament

“We need additional financing and we continue to work to meet this financing need. We have a pending funding approval in parliament. Let me state that our proposals for borrowing in this style, reaching five or even more than five, have been put on hold for months. Here is our IYI Party Group Deputy Chairman, İbrahim Özkan. In his presence, I say this to all the political party group vice presidents. In this way, the attitude and behavior that removes every obstacle in front of our reputable city's ability to find financing from abroad, with its transparent and participatory management approach, is national behavior. We demand this behavior, which paves the way for our city at the point of supply of resources, from all our council members in the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council. On behalf of the people of Esenyurt, Başakşehir, Küçükçekmece and Bağcılar, we demand on behalf of our three and a half million citizens. I would like to convey that I will follow the September assembly second by second in this sense, to all my council members. I can feel right now that our citizens of Istanbul will follow our demands.”

67 MINUTES FROM END TO END

“What will this financing do in this sense? That will be it. I am a citizen of Esenyurt from Esenyurt square, it will arrive in Mahmutbey in 28 minutes. It will go to Mecidiyeköy in 60 minutes. KabataşIt will go from one end to the other in 67 minutes, that is, it will be able to cover 43 kilometers in 67 minutes. This line will serve nearly one and a half million passengers daily. An enormous number. Please, I wish this sensitivity, this national behavior from our members of the Metropolitan Municipality Council, exactly on August 30 Victory Day.”

FIRST SECTION WILL OPEN IN 2024

“In the first place, we will open the Mahmutbey Kanuni Sultan Süleyman line, that is, the 6 and a half kilometers long section consisting of 5 stations, in 2024. However, we need additional financing and we continue to work to obtain this financing need.”

WE HAVE ARTICLES WAITING IN THE MINISTRY

“For the first time in Beylikdüzü, the metro will come thanks to this mortar. Approximately 4,5-5 million citizens live in the western part of Istanbul. This will be the first time the subway has come to this section. And the last stop is actually Büyükçekmece. Therefore, we follow the processes of this line very closely. We made a preliminary protocol with the European Development Bank. A hard project work is about to conclude. His writings are in the Ministry of Transport. Very simple articles. Project approvals, such as the continuation of the additional line. For months, these and similar articles will be answered with only one article. We do not want him to be kept in the Ministry of Transport. It is also a national behavior to show sensitivity to the fact that these correspondences are made between institutions and organizations of our state, such as the ministry, municipality, etc. This is something that should be avoided and should not be talked about from these platforms. But unfortunately we do.”

THEY SPILLED THE FIRST MORTAR

After the speeches, İmamoğlu and the other protocol went to the construction site to pour the first mortar for the construction of the metro. İmamoğlu, who poured the mortar by pressing the button, then took a souvenir photo with the workers in the construction and celebrated the August 30 Victory Day.

KABATAŞ-ESENYURT WITHOUT SHIPPING

KabataşWhen the project, which will be the continuation of the Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro, of which the extension works are carried out, is completed; KabataşAn Istanbulite who takes the train from Istanbul will have the opportunity to have a fast, comfortable and safe journey to Esenyurt.

BETWEEN MAHMUTBEY-ESENYURT WILL BE 28 MINUTES

With Mahmutbey-Esenyurt Metro Kabataş-Mahmutbey Metro Kabataş When this part is completed, the journey time between Esenyurt Meydan and Mahmutbey will decrease to 28 minutes.

60 minutes from Esenyurt-Mecidiyeköy, Esenyurt-Kabataş The 42.6 km road between the two will take 67 minutes. When the line is completed, Esenyurt-Kabataş It will have the capacity to serve 1.4 million passengers per day.

PROJECT REVISED

IMM allocated a budget of 220 million Euros for the Mahmutbey-Esenyurt Metro with the Eurobond (bond) issuance realized at the end of last year. Since the line, which was tendered in the past, did not have any applicable and detailed projects, its projects were primarily redesigned.

IN THE FIRST STAGE, 7 KM WILL BE DONE

In the west of the city, the first part of the 3,5 km line with 11 stations, which will serve more than 18 million people without access to the metro, will be built with 4 stations and 7 km. It is aimed that the first phase, which will go to Mahmutbey - Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Hospital, will be put into service in 2024. Then, the metro will continue to Bahçeşehir and Esenyurt. It will be integrated with other metros at many points, and it is expected that there will be a very intense travel demand.

INTEGRATION POINTS

Mahmutbey-Esenyurt Metro Kabataş- It will start from Mahmutbey Station of Mahmutbey Metro. Mehmet Akif, Halkalı It will reach Esenyurt Meydan by passing through Mass Housing, Temapark, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Hospital, Tahtakale, Ispartakule, Bahçeşehir, Esenkent and Ardıçlı.

The line is at the Mahmutbey station with the Kirazlı-Kayaşehir Metro and at the Mehmet Akif station with the Ataköy-İkitelli-Olimpiyatköy Metro at the Temapark station. Halkalı – It will be integrated with the Istanbul New Airport Metro Line. In addition, it is planned to be integrated into the Beylikdüzü - Sefaköy - İncirli Metro line, which is planned to be built by adding Esenyurt Belediye and Saadetdere Stations in the future.

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