Treasury will pay about 25 million vehicles in the Eurasia Tunnel, which guarantees 125 million 8 thousand vehicles annually. The bill, which is 2019 million lira for 177, is expected to increase to 300 million lira this year.
“In the Eurasia Tunnel, where 25 million 125 thousand vehicles are guaranteed annually, it is up to the citizens to pay the money of approximately 8 million vehicles. Due to the vehicle guarantee for the Eurasia Tunnel, 2018 million lira was paid to the operating company in 155, while this amount will be 2019 million lira for 177. In 2020, an invoice of approximately 300 million liras is expected to be issued.
Osmangazi and Yavuz Sultan Selim bridges, which were implemented as build-operate-transfer projects, experienced a great decrease in vehicle transitions in 2019 and the Treasury had to pay larger amounts to the operating companies.
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CHP Kocaeli Deputy Haydar Akar, Sözcü'Başak Kaya' fromHe stated that the Treasury had to pay 2019 billion 2 million liras with the decrease in the number of vehicles in Osmangazi and Yavuz Sultan Selim bridges in 735. Akar said, “In 2019, 17 million 271 thousand vehicles were transported and remained at the same level with the number of vehicles transiting in 2018. In the Eurasia Tunnel, which guarantees 25 million 125 thousand vehicles annually, the payment of 8 million vehicles was loaded to the Treasury. ”
3 billion pounds will come out of the pocket of the nation
Haydar Akar, who stated that there was more than 50 percent hike in bridge and tunnel tolls determined according to the dollar rate, pointed out that the amounts that the Treasury should pay will be multiplied. Stating that the passage fee in the Eurasia Tunnel, which was 23 lira last year, was 56 lira with a 36 percent hike, said:
“The bill at the end of the year will be about 300 million pounds and the bill to be issued to the Treasury will increase by 2 times. 'Those who say that a penny will not come out of the pocket of the nation should explain the 3 billion lira they will pay for only 1 projects in a year. In 3, the Treasury had to pay 2019 million vehicles for the Osmangazi Bridge, 6 million for the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and 36 million for the Eurasia Tunnel. ”