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40% price increase in public transportation in Istanbul (How much is the monthly Istanbulkart?)

Public transportation in Istanbul was increased by 40%. With the new price increase, the single-pass Istanbulkart fee has become ₺7.67. It is stated that the increase in the service fees will be valid from tomorrow, while the other tariffs will be valid from Saturday, April 9th.

At the extraordinary meeting of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME), a 40% increase in electronic ticket, taxi, minibus, minibus and shuttle fees was accepted.

At the UKOME meeting, the Public Transportation Services Directorate (TUHIM) proposed a 40% increase in revaluation rate for electronic tickets, taxis, minibuses and shuttles due to reasons such as fuel price increases and SCT exemption.

After negotiations, this offer was accepted.

It is stated that the increase in the service fees will be valid from tomorrow, while the other tariffs will be valid from Saturday, April 9th.

TAXI DRIVERS CHAMBER: WE ARE RENEWING OUR REQUEST FOR A 50% PRICE INCREASE

Before the vote, Eyup Aksu, Istanbul Taxi Chamber of Craftsmen, said, “We also demand a raise of at least 50% on behalf of our tradesmen. We repeat our explanations in the previous presentations. We are renewing our demand for a 50% increase.”

IMM Secretary-General Can Akin Caglar made a statement before the voting: “As a result of the technical and long detailed studies made by the ministry, which was recommended as 18% for electronic tickets and 32% for other transportation stakeholders in the previous meeting, Today’s agenda has been established by reaching an agreement on a price adjustment of 40% in terms of both the sustainability of public services and the prevention of the loss of capital of the tradesmen to some extent.”

“IT IS MANDATORY FOR SERVICE SUSTAINABILITY”

IMM Secretary-General Can Akin Caglar said, “The transportation subsidy of ₺5.5 billion within the budget of IMM, which was ₺43.6 billion at the beginning of the year, has increased to approximately ₺10 billion at the point reached today. If cost increases continue at this rate, we will have to spend almost 1/3 of our budget on cheap transportation of our citizens in Istanbul. In this regard, he especially wants to underline that the decision to be taken today is important in terms of ensuring the sustainability of the services of both IMM and our tradesmen, and that it includes an obligation.”

HERE ARE NEW FEES

Accordingly, the full electronic ticket price increased from ₺5.48 to ₺7.67, the full subscription fee increased from ₺430 to ₺602, the student subscription increased from ₺78 to ₺109, the first transfer increased from ₺3.92 to ₺5.48.

Yellow taxi opening fee increased to ₺9.8, yellow taxi short-distance fares increased from ₺20 to ₺28.

The minibus hop-on-hop-off fee was increased from ₺3.75 to ₺5.25, the school shuttle fee was increased from ₺396 to ₺554, the personnel shuttle fee was increased from ₺211 to ₺295, and the taxi fare was increased from ₺7.25 to ₺10.

In Marmaray, the full track fee has increased from ₺12.12 to ₺16.97, the minimum transportation fee has increased from ₺5.48 lira to ₺7.67, and the student discount has increased from ₺2.67 to ₺3.74.

1-7 stations increased from ₺5.48 to ₺7.67, discounted students increased from ₺2.76 to ₺3.74,
8-14 stations increased from ₺7.04 to ₺9.86, discounted students increased from ₺3.29 to ₺4.61,
15-21 stations increased from ₺8.13 to ₺11.38, discount student increased from ₺3.92 to ₺5.49,
22-28 stations increased from ₺9.38 to ₺13.13, discounted students increased from ₺4.46 to ₺6.24,
29-35 stations increased from ₺10.95 to ₺15.33, discounted students increased from ₺5.24 to ₺7.34,
36-43 stations increased from ₺12.12 to ₺16.97, and discounted students increased from ₺5.48 to ₺7.67.

Single-pass ticket increased from ₺23 to ₺32, 2 late tickets increased from ₺35 to ₺49, and 3 late tickets increased from ₺67 to ₺94.

METROBUS FEE IS ₺11.38

With the increase in Metrobus fares, 1 stop increased from ₺3.92 to ₺5.49, discounted students increased from ₺1.73 to ₺2.42,
2 stops increased from ₺4.69 to ₺6.57, student increased from ₺1.88 to ₺2.63,
3 stops increased from ₺5.48 to ₺7.67 students increased from ₺2.19 to ₺3.07,
4-9 stops increased from ₺6.26 to ₺8.76 students increased from ₺2.50 to ₺3.50,
10-15 stops increased from ₺6.88 to ₺9.63 students increased from ₺2.67 to ₺3.74,
16-21 stops increased from ₺7.19 to ₺10.07, student increased from ₺2.67 to ₺3.74,
22-27 stops increased from ₺7.43 to ₺10.40 students increased from ₺2.67 to ₺3.74,
28-33 stops increased from ₺7.59 to ₺10.63, students increased from ₺2.67 to ₺3.74,
34-43 stops increased from ₺8.13 to ₺11.38, and students increased from ₺2.67 to ₺3.74.

CITY LINES PRICE INCREASE SCHEDULE

City Lines Uskudar-Eminonu full ticket increased from ₺5.71 to ₺7.99, Ortakoy-Uskudar increased from ₺5.48 to ₺7.67, Ortakoy-Kadikoy increased from ₺6.26 to ₺8.76, according to the price increase schedule,
Uskudar-Kadikoy increased from ₺5.48 to ₺7.67, Kadikoy-Eminonu increased from ₺6.26 to ₺8.76, Kadikoy-Karakoy increased from ₺6.26 to ₺8.76, Besiktas-Uskudar increased from ₺5.48 to ₺7.67,
Kabatas (Besiktas)-Uskudar increased from ₺5.48 to ₺7.67, Kadikoy-Besiktas increased from ₺6.26 to ₺8.76, Kadikoy-Kabatas increased from ₺6.26 to ₺8.76, Beykoz-Yenikoy increased from ₺5,48 to ₺7.67,
Karakoy-Bostanci increased from ₺8.61 to ₺12.05, Anadolu Hisari-Kucuksu-Asiyan increased from ₺5.48 to ₺7.67, Beykoz-Sariyer increased from ₺5.71 to ₺7.99. The student fee on all lines increased from ₺2.67 to ₺3.74.

The Adalar tariff fee increased from ₺15.64 to ₺21.90, and increased from ₺7.82 to ₺10.95 for students.

EXPLANATION FROM THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION

In the statement that the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure stated that IMM made an offer for an ‘exorbitant’ increase of 50% in public transportation, it was stated that “The proposals for the raise were rejected by the votes of the majority of the UKOME Board members, together with the representative of our General Directorate of Transportation Services Regulation.”

In the statement, at the UKOME meeting held today, it was stated that IMM proposed a 40% increase in all public transportation modes, and it was emphasized that “Representatives of our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, ‘I am voting to accept the proposal by changing it to a 32% price increase.”.

Despite this annotation, the UKOME decision was taken, which allowed for a 40% price increase, and said, “The IMM, which resisted a 50% price increase yesterday, has agreed to a 40% price increase today. As a result of the aforementioned UKOME decision, following the local elections held in 2019, the cumulative 195% increase in electronic ticket fees was increased from ₺2.60 to ₺7.67 with the price increases made by the current IMM administration. In addition, due to the price increases made by IMM in the last 3 months, a cumulative 90% increase in electronic ticket prices has been caused.”

Source: NTV / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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