İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu examined on-site studies in the city during the curfew. İmamoğlu made investigations in the construction of a metro site in Ataşehir, wastewater in Ümraniye and a multi-storey car park in Üsküdar.
Reminding that they have restarted the construction works of “Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro Line”, a project that has been stopped since 2017, İmamoğlu said, “Hopefully, service on this busy line starting from Göztepe Park in 2019 and ending in Ümraniye. "We will give our valuable metro a gift to Istanbul residents."
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) President Ekrem İmamoğlu restarted the construction works of the “Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro Line”, a project that has stopped since 2017, on 20 September 2019. Despite the pandemic process that influenced the whole world, İmamoğlu examined the works on the line, which are still under construction. Having descended to the Ataşehir Station construction site about 25 meters deep, İmamoğlu received information about the works from the Head of Rail Systems Department Pelin Alpkökin. İmamoğlu was accompanied by the Mayor of Ataşehir Battal İlgezdi. Imamoglu and his accompanying delegation, after examining, took a business vehicle and made a 500-meter trip along the metro line tunnel.
Following the operation of the tunnel boiler TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) on site, İmamoğlu shared the following information about the line: “The project has been stopped since 2017. Starting from Ataşehir, where Göztepe took its intensity, zama line meeting with Ümraniye at the moment. It is expected to have a 400 thousand capacity line per day. Therefore, this line had to run. Our friends made loan attempts related to this construction site. This is the case from 2017 to 2019. We mobilized the construction site at that time, with a financing of 175 million Euros. Intensive work has been carried out since September 2019. 2 CPCs are working. The performance of the TBM here reached a distance of 1 kilometer. 2 more CPCs will be activated in May and June. We will act fast. We will commission a metro line with 11 stops and a distance of approximately 16 kilometers. Our intention is to launch this line in mid-2022. Pelin Hanım has just said, it is also pleasing; I think towards the end of 2021, CPCs will be finished. Other construction works will of course continue. I hope that in 2022, we will present a very valuable metro to Istanbul residents, serving on this busy line starting from Göztepe Park and ending in Umraniye.