The University Görükle metro line was added to the investments realized by the Metropolitan Municipality with the aim of knitting Bursa with iron nets. The foundation of the project to be carried out by the Ministry of Transport was laid by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Bursa, which met with rail transportation thanks to the 2002-kilometer line that was put into service for the first time in 17, has covered a significant distance in rail transportation in the last 20 years. While 100 kilometers more lines were added to Bursaray, where approximately 22 million passengers were transported last year, the total line length from Kestel to University and Emek increased to 39 kilometers. In addition, a total of 1 kilometers of tram line has been added to the city, together with the T3 and T2 line in the city center and the T16,7 line between the City Square and the Terminal.
Ministry is active
While the Metropolitan Municipality realized all these investments with its own means, the Ministry of Transport stepped in for new rail system investments. Emek-Şehir Hospital Rail System Line, designed by the Metropolitan Municipality in order to provide uninterrupted transportation to Bursa City Hospital, was transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure with the decision of the Council of Ministers. While the construction of the 6.1-kilometer 4-station line, which was started by the Ministry, continues, 60 percent of the pile works in the project have been completed, and the physical realization rate of excavation and filling works has increased to 33 percent.
Meanwhile, the Ministry supported the project of the Metropolitan Municipality to extend the western line, which ends at the Uludağ University campus, to Görükle, where 'student settlement is dense'. The University-Görükle extension with a length of 3,5 kilometers and two stations was included in the Emek-YHT Station-Şehir Hospital project, where the construction continues. The foundation of the new line, which will provide uninterrupted access to the university and the city center of the people of Görükle, 'especially university students', was laid with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan himself. President Erdoğan, who attended the mass opening ceremony in Bursa at the weekend, said, "May the mixers work, O Allah, bismillah" and wished the project, which he laid the foundations of, to be beneficial to the city.
Investment rain in Bursa
Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş reminded that all ministries, especially the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, made significant investments in Bursa during this period. Reminding that the advantages of the harmony between the central government and the local government are best seen in Bursa, Mayor Aktaş said, “Extension of the university line to Görükle was among our election promises. In this regard, support came from the Ministry of Transport and investment began. I would like to thank all our ministers, especially our President, who did not withhold their support and investments from Bursa.”
Within the scope of the 3,5 kilometer Gorukle line project, which will pass underground in the form of cut-and-cover, along with the existing warehouse in Odunluk, a warehouse with an area of 93 thousand 500 square meters will be built to serve the repair-maintenance and parking needs of the entire metro vehicle fleet of the city.
Günceleme: 24/01/2023 10:36