Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) provided all kinds of services for the residents of Istanbul to swim in healthy and comfortable conditions during the summer season. Menekşe and Güneş Beaches on the European Side and Caddebostan 1, 2 and 3 Beaches on the European Side, which opened the season as of June 1, 2019, were filled with daily vacationers in the three and a half months until September 15, when the season was closed. During the 2019 season, more than 1.5 million holidaymakers benefited from the IMM beach services where various sports and entertainment activities were organized.
Caddebostan 1 Beach turnstiles, whose entrance is subject to a fee, are 8 thousand 881 during the season; 133 thousand 670 people made the transition from the Sun Beach turnstiles. 500 thousand people benefited on average throughout the season in each of the beaches of Caddebostan 2,3 and Menekşe where entrance is free.
THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE WERE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
IMM took maximum precautions on life safety and health in order for the public to benefit from the beaches in peace. During the season, where millions of people enjoy the sea, IMM has 38 beaches of 47.8 km in length; 35 jet-skis, 7 zodiac boats, 2 amphibious rescue vehicles, 2 drones, 14 atv vehicles, 190 watchtowers and 481 personnel were at the service of the public. In 2019, 4,523 citizens who were in danger of suffocation were rescued by timely intervention and delivered to the medical teams.
Seawater cleaning rate measurements were performed on 5 beaches each week and the beach was cleaned and sprayed by the teams. During the summer season; with the coordination of the Directorate of Central Fire Brigade, Directorate of Health and Sanitation, Directorate of Marine Services, Directorate of Environmental Protection, Directorate of Municipal Police Support Services, Directorate of Waste Management, Directorate of Parks and Gardens and Directorate of Enterprises, Istanbul residents enjoyed safe and clean sea.