İmamoğlu Restarted Works on Dudullu Bostancı Metro Line


IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu started the reworking of the Dudullu-Bostancı metro line, which was stopped during the previous administration period. Stressing that Istanbul residents suffer from “loss of comfort” due to the delay of 9 lines in a similar situation, İmamoğlu said, “In all these lines, 2,8 million more people would be traveling now. Right job, right zamAt this moment, we are unable to serve a number of people, corresponding to almost 3 million people, every day, because it is not done with the right financing model and the right management approach. Think about it; How relieved the traffic of Istanbul today would be. Istanbul's traffic in that stress zammoment and same zamYou have to account for our losses in terms of environmental health, money in our pocket, human health and mental health, ”he said. Pointing out that there is a great financial loss arising from delays, İmamoğlu said, “Due to the delay of the 9 rail system, according to the increase in the dollar rate, the cost of this to Istanbulites and the country's economy is exactly 8,7 billion TL. In other words, an extra 9 billion TL will come out of our budget ”. İmamoğlu stated that they plan to put the line into operation at the end of 2021, the construction of which has been resumed.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) started the construction of the Dudullu-Bostancı metro line on February 26, 2016. Work came to a standstill in March 2019. İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu, who took office after the 23 June 2019 elections, put on the front lines of his first actions to start the stopped metro line works from the previous administration. In this context, İmamoğlu focused on finding financial resources. Work on the Dudullu-Bostancı metro line also resumed after the financial resources were found. The ceremony titled "Dudullu-Bostancı Metro Line Construction Works Restart" was held at the Kayışdağı Station construction site of the line. At the ceremony, İmamoğlu was accompanied by IMM Secretary General Can Akın Çağlar, Deputy Secretary General Orhan Demir, President's Consultant and Spokesperson Murat Ongun and Rail Systems Department Head Pelin Alpkökin.


Speaking at the ceremony, İmamoğlu said briefly: “During the election process, we especially talked about how much we would attach importance to rail systems. As soon as we took office, we started our work to determine the process related to rail systems and how we can take quick measures for this. One of the most important issues here was financing. With our intense contacts and providing certain resources, we reactivated the constructions that had been stopped for more than two years. As a result, our construction has resumed on six lines. Of course, we continue our work to make it complete as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the activation of tender lines before their processes are completed or matured, on the one hand zamloss of moment, on the other hand, an increase in costs. If the system had been well planned from the beginning, if the process had been operated well, we would have been on a metro line that had already been opened and put into service. I wish we had seen this when we arrived; Especially when the foundation of 8 lines was laid, the project was completed, the financing problem was solved, the tender was so initiated and the processes could be completed without any loss in terms of the end date, our institution, our country, our nation, or the companies. I wish none of these constructions had stopped. Nobody enjoys it. "


“I say it everywhere: Our state, our nation, owns such jobs. So all of us have lost money here. The projects do not belong to a party, a period or a mayor. It belongs to the community. We are looking at the process with these emotions. I express my gratitude to everyone who contributed. I say 'I'm glad they do'. I look at all people, all rulers with these feelings. However, for 16 million of us, delays of a few years and construction processes that have stopped for almost two years or more have unfortunately caused serious losses. In the past management era, when it was first tendered, all this is the wife I said zamIf there were plans in the right moment, these processes would work. But unfortunately, the opening targets in 9 metro lines did not meet. Let the goals meet; things stopped for years. And in this sense, we paid a huge price. Let me give you an example: This line, which we are currently struggling to restart, would be put into service 15 months ago, in March-April last year. Believe us, we would be happy about that. Believe me, we would be proud. And we would be happy if our people would benefit from it with pleasure. "


“I want to talk a little bit about the other lines. The society needs to be informed. For example, the Rumelihisarüstü-Aşiyan Funicular Line would have been put into service 13 months ago. However, as of last month, we started the process of starting the construction site, which has been standing for almost 1,5 years. The lines on which we started stopped construction sites; Ümraniye - Ataşehir - Göztepe Line, Çekmeköy - Sancaktepe- Sultanbeyli Line, Sarıgazi - Taşdelen - Yenidogan Line, Kirazlı - Halkalı Line, Kaynarca - Pendik - Tuzla subways were all completed and put into service 4 months ago and would contribute to the transportation of our people. We would be very happy about that, but it didn't happen. Let me tell you something more painful: If it were normal planning, we would be opening the Mahmutbey - Bahçeşehir - Esenyurt line next month. However, it has been tendered but does not even have a project right now. In other words, we took over such a line as it had never started or took over its tender. Nothing is there right now. "


“On all these lines now, 2,8 million more people would be traveling a day. Currently 2,8 million people can not reach their transportation as there is no metro line. So we want to face the size of the number. Right job, right zamAt this moment, we are unable to serve a number of people, corresponding to almost 3 million people, every day, because it is not done with the right financing model and the right management approach. Think about it; How relieved the traffic of Istanbul today would be. Istanbul's traffic in that stress zammoment and same zamYou can account for our losses in terms of environmental health, money in our pocket, human health and mental health. "


“When we look at the economic losses due to the failure of these lines, some of which were to be put into service last year and some of them to be opened this year, and especially the increases related to some construction construction costs due to the increase in inflation, we faced a cost increase of nearly 100 percent. These also have such a dimension. Let me give you a figure like this: According to the increase in the dollar rate due to the delay of the nine-rail system, whose total cost is over 17,3 billion, the cost of this is 8,7 billion lira for Istanbulites and the national economy. In other words, an extra 9 billion TL will be raised from our budget. We talk about our own money. This is the real economy. ”


“I say 8 metro lines, but 9 lines actually. One of them is the Başakşehir-Kayaşehir metro line. Why will I mention this? We write, we say; 'This line has a process problem with credit financing. Let's overcome this problem together. Support us as our state, our state's public institutions, as public banks. Provide long-term credit. Let's do it here. ' This is what we say. 'No. We will do this. ' Well, you do. But how will you do it? You will make your money in advance by cutting it out of our payments. In other words, this has nothing to do with public morals and public law. In this way, the supposed transfer of the Başakşehir-Kayaşehir metro line was taken. But let the people of Istanbul know that the cash in advance is deducted from us. So managing a system is not a solution. All these heads, these understandings must change. ”


“At the end of the day, Dudullu-Bostancı is an important line that we value very much today. It has many overdue issues. The project is actually a project that has been stopped twice. In total, these processes caused a delay of almost 2 years. There is a cost of 2,5 million Euros plus VAT. When we look back at the feasibility figures, we continue to manage the process with a loss of almost 558 billion liras when we calculate the socio-economic loss in the cost of our metro. Before this period, which started in February 2,5 but was stopped for different reasons and reached today, as soon as we took office, there were areas with a serious risk of collapse, especially on the Dudullu-Bostancı metro line. In this sense, we carried out some technical studies. The work of this 2016-kilometer line with 14.3 stations began 13 days ago, on June 23, by determining a roadmap for financing. Today, in fact, we will hold the ceremony regarding the lowering of the ninth of the 17 metro vehicles into the tunnel. As of today, the completion rate of the subway is 10 percent. Our work continues at 65 different points. The number of people working in the project has reached 10 since the day we quickly launched it. Our friends anticipate that it will reach 500 people after Eid al-Adha. Our wish is to put this line into operation at the end of 800. We manage intensive programming and work for this. On this metro line, which will serve Maltepe, Kadıköy, Ataşehir and Ümraniye districts, 2021 thousand passengers per hour will be transported in both directions. It is a sign that we have a very active line, passing through areas where dwellings are concentrated and where industrial sites are concentrated. Project, same zammeets with 3 rail systems at once, meets by sea. It is a very valuable line that connects and connects Istanbul lines on the east-west axis with the north-south axis. "


"Unless, then all my friends who will put his labor, which confront this I'm talking about the real, in the sense it sets out a road map out of financial realities and public administration in Turkey, in the direction of using public money, not take a decision today, in the direction to plan the future, all He will analyze the process with an understanding that keeps his money well, uses it correctly, uses it correctly, starts and finishes a project without wasting a penny. We are a reputable city, a reputable government. We have a very prestigious staff from A to Z. Here, the desire of the contractor companies makes me happy. With this holistic work, I hope that we will open this line to the service of Istanbul residents next year, at the end of the year. I present my gratitude to all my friends who have already contributed and will pass. ”

After İmamoğlu's speech, the 10th vehicle, which was brought to the warehouse area of ​​the Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy subway line, was brought down to the tracks on the live broadcast from 9 subway vehicles produced for the Dudullu-Bostancı line.


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