Grand Bazaar’s(Kapalı Çarşı) Infrastructure Renewal

One of Turkey's largest trade and tourism centers Bazaar's drinking water, wastewater and storm water lines Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is refreshing. In the studies that will run until June, the 3-kilometer infrastructure system will be covered with plastic pipes after being cleaned with steam.

Problems in the infrastructure of Kapalıçarşı, which serves with 4 thousand shops on 66 thousand streets and 30 thousand 700 square meters, were determined individually by camera with the help of cameras started by Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (İSKİ) 4 months ago. In the works to be continued until the morning after the closing of the Grand Bazaar to avoid the influence of the tradesmen and customers, the blocked places will be cleaned with steam. With the new technology, plastic pipe coating work will be realized on the old and new lines in places that are not necessary.The registration of the infrastructure system, which is about 3 kilometers long, will continue until June.


Fatih Turan, General Manager Fatih Turan, who follows the studies on the spot, explains that: "We are working on renewing the infrastructure of our Grand Bazaar with the cooperation of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, İSKİ, Fatih Municipality and Istanbul Governorship, in this respect, renewing the wastewater, rainwater and drinking water networks of our historic bazaar. Until today, we did not have a working history in our city and we continue our work from 9 pm until 6 am without obstructing the commercial activities during the day and without obstructing our guests who come to the bazaar We are carrying out studies to prevent those events that have already occurred in the rains and floods. In this context, we take advantage of the trenchless technology, and we have taken the angiosa first of the Kapalıçarşı, that is, we have determined the defective places of the whole network with the robot. We see the lower structure of the Grand Bazaar, At the same time we cleared the open waters where we needed open excavation, but after clearing the clogged places, we cleaned the wastewater network with clean, flowing, durable rain water and infrastructure by releasing the multi-storey sewage pipe with the steam system and then heating the existing channel. "

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