Additional Wagon due to Feast Density: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Lütfi Elvan stated that additional wagons will be added to trains for the citizens to experience grievances during the holidays, while 296 additional flights are planned in the airlines.
Minister Elvan answered the questions of journalists after his visit to ASELSAN. Upon the question regarding the measures taken for the Eid al-Adha, Minister Elvan firstly stated that all citizens celebrate the Eid al-Adha.
Elvan Feast, the first and last days of the feast of traffic during the first and last days of expressing Elvan, traffic accidents have increased in these days, he noted. Elvan pointed out that half of the accidents were caused by the rapid driving, and asked the drivers to take care of their vehicle before they set off, to get information about the road works on their route and to pay attention to the traffic signs and pins.
Elvan, who will travel long with their vehicles, should always stop after every hour of 2 driving. Elvan stated the feast measures taken by the related units of his ministry as follows:
"Our General Directorate of Highways (KGM), the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) General Directorate and our airline has taken measures so that the feast. KGM teams will be at the service of our citizens 24 hours a day. They will pause the road works during the feast. If there is no emergency, there will be no maintenance or repair work.
On some of the closed roads, drivers will be guided by appropriate signs. We often face accidents in such places. I think our drivers should be more careful in such places. Our teams will review traffic signs, if there are invisible, destroyed signs, new ones will be replaced. Before going on the road, our drivers must get information from our road information lines. All information can be obtained from the Alo 159 line or the KGM website. Again, it is possible to get all kinds of information about the road condition from the numbers 032 415 88 00 or 0312 425 47 12. The most suitable alternative route information can be accessed from wherever you want to reach through the website of our Ministry and KGM. ”
- YHT tickets for the first and last day of the festival
Minister Elvan said that the holiday tickets on the railways were sold 15 days in advance and that the tickets for the first and last days of the holiday were sold on high-speed train lines. Explaining that during the holiday, additional wagons will be added to İzmir Blue Train, Eastern Express, 4 September Blue Train, South Express, Çukurova Express and Konya Blue Trains, Elvan said, “The problems of our citizens in finding a place will be eliminated to some extent. In this regard, TCDD will show the necessary sensitivity during the holiday. ”
Expressing that there is a great interest in YHT lines, Elvan said, “We see that Ankara-Eskişehir and Ankara-Istanbul lines are very busy. Since 2009, approximately 16,5 million of our citizens have used YHT. 10 million 820 thousand of these traveled on the Ankara-Eskisehir line, 4 million 927 thousand on the Ankara-Konya line, 400 thousand on the Ankara-Istanbul line, and about 400 thousand on the Konya-Eskisehir line. Although it was opened recently, a total of 38 million 531 thousand passengers have been moved in Marmaray. ”
- 296 additional voyages are scheduled for airlines
Minister Elvan stated that the airports companies and the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ) have also taken the necessary measures. Stating that a total of 2 additional flights are planned for the festive demands on 8-2014 October 296, Elvan said that DHMI will also be serving 24 hours during the feast. Elvan stated that Turkish Airlines also put 39 additional flights during the feast and added that additional flights can be arranged if necessary.
On the other hand, with the decision of the Council of Ministers, during the holiday season will provide free services of bridges and highways.