Mayor Seçer Gives Date for Mersin Metro; Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Vahap Seçer was the guest of “Alarm Clock” program with İsmail Küçükkaya on FOX TV screens. Mayor Seçer made evaluations about Metro Project and new lines within the scope of the project.
For the first time, Seçer made detailed explanations about Metro and said: “I will have a Metro investment. An important investment. We are considering the 3 stage. 28.6 kilometers, 7 and a half kilometers above the ground Metro, 13.4 kilometers underground rail system and 7.7 kilometers tram. Consider a coastline from Mersin East to West. The 13.4 kilometer will come from that underground and then 7 will go half a mile from the surface to the City Hospital. This is the first time I've explained this in detail. We are also planning a tram line to the University Hospital and the University. In 2020 we'll shoot the pickaxe. Here we want to do this in a different way. We are looking for credit from abroad. Let's find the loan from there, let the firm do the construction, we want to give the financing and the construction of the business somewhere. ”
Stating that they have been announced for the purchase of buses and will buy a total of 100 buses, Mayor Seçer said, “We are purchasing 73 buses this year. In January, we will buy 27 buses, 100 buses in total. We will both renew our bus line, we are lacking, we will both reinforce the routes and disable our modeled or outdated buses. We think of public transportation as Metro, bus, as a concept and we have planned for 5 years. It is clear what we will do between 2019-2024, how many buses we will buy, and we went to the pick up. There was a project I found in front of me before. Nothing had been done yet. Mr. President took this project into the investment program during our period. But we revised it. We introduced the subway to regions with less socio-economic development. The City Hospital line runs through our Akdeniz district and regions where extremely low-income families live. Metro should not be seen only as a transportation project. The city's development project, the same zamIt should also be evaluated as a social project. We care about this, ”he said.