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.
Watching the operation of the tunnel boiler TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine), İmamoğlu shared the following information about the line: “It was a stopped project since 2017. It is a line that starts from Ataşehir, takes intensity of Göztepe and meets Ümraniye at the same time. It is expected to have a 400-capacity line per day. So this line had to walk. Our friends made credit attempts about this construction site. This is the situation from 2017 to 2019. We mobilized the construction site at that time by providing a financing of 175 million Euros. Intensive work has been carried out since September 2019. 2 CPCs are running. The performance of the TBM here reached a distance of 1 kilometer. 2 more CPCs will be launched in May and June. We will act fast. We will commission a subway line with 11 stops, reaching about 16 kilometers. Our intention is to put this line into operation in mid-2022. Ms. Pelin just said, she is gratifying; I think TBMs will be finished by the end of 2021. Other construction work will of course continue. I hope that in 2022, we will present a very valuable subway, which serves on this busy line starting from Göztepe Park and ending in Ümraniye, to Istanbul residents. ”