Another important step was taken in the realization of the promise of toplu free access to public transportation to mothers with children aged 0-4 bulunan, which is among the election promises of İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu. The proposal, discussed in the session of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality yesterday, passed unanimously, provided that the opinion of the Court of Accounts was taken. Imamoglu, the President of IMM, also heralded the decision of the Assembly as an important development in his assessment from his social media account.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu's election period, mothers with children under the age of 4 and under the offer of free transportation card, the proposal was discussed at the session of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality on January 16, 2020.
AK Party majority Law, Public Relations, Women, Family and Children Committees, the proposal, "provided the approval of the Court of Accounts" comment was adopted unanimously.
In the Commission report, “The proposal has been reviewed by our commissions; It is deemed appropriate to provide free transportation card to the mothers of children under 4 years of age and to cover the losses incurred by the public budget of the public transportation institutions that are served in accordance with Article 5393/75-a of Law no.
In November, the proposal, which was referred to the relevant commission and adopted as of yesterday, aims to encourage mothers to participate in social life, promote public transport and, most importantly, contribute to the family economy. In Istanbul, the mother of approximately 4 million 1 thousand children under 160 years of age is expected to benefit from this right.
The proposal was first discussed on May 15, 2019 at the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Assembly when Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya was acting as the deputy chairman of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. A joint report prepared by law, tariffs, plans and budget committees, predominantly composed of members of the AK Party, was not approved. The report stated that there was a need for legal arrangements for the free journey, which was unanimously sent to the presidential office on 15 May 2019.
The proposal was submitted to the agenda of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality on 11 November 2019 and it was transferred to the Commission for discussion.