While the world is alerting against the corona virus, Istanbul takes its precaution. Of course, these hygiene measures also have a cost. Disinfection of 44 metrobus stops costs 32 thousand TL, while 1000 disinfectants hand fill up to 38 TL. Wharf and ferries are cleaned against corona for 500 TL, while protecting each metro car from corona is 100 TL!
SPOKESMANAccording to the report of Sibel Gülersöyler; “In order to protect against the corona virus, which emerged in Wuhan City of China and affected the world, strict measures were taken in transportation vehicles. So, how are these measures in Istanbul? How to clean metro, metrobus, ferries, what materials are used? We transfer the clean public transportation cost of Istanbul in line with the information we have received from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
DAILY 2 MILLION PASSENGERS USE IETT AND METROBUS
According to the data received from the IETT official site; 2 million 59 thousand 151 people use buses and metrobus daily in Istanbul. The vehicles, which serve during the day, start to return to their garages around 20:00 in the evening. First, the vehicles that go to the filling stations for refueling, then the car wash brush is passed, and the exterior of the vehicle is cleaned first. After the external washing, it is taken to the parking area and the external cleaning is started. Chemical additive water, disinfectant additive water, glass cleaner materials are used in cleaning processes. Every morning, IETT officials check the vehicles and, if approved, go to the service with the driver's vehicle.
MEAT AND MUSHROOM MEASUREMENT IS MADE
In IETTs, the faces of the seats are washed by removing the monthly cleaning. In this disinfection process, heavy oil remover, arabic soap, disinfectant water (by drip method) materials are used. Periodic maintenance of the vehicles is carried out every 3 months, and a detailed cleaning is made from the torpedo to the floors, from the ceilings to the armpits. Bacterial, mold and fungus measurements are made every 6 months. It was learned that the measurements made were far below the limit value of 500 CFU / m3 determined by the World Health Organization for closed areas.
EXTRA MEASURES ARE TAKEN IN THE PERMANENT PERIODS
In public transport vehicles, where extra precautions are taken during epidemic periods, disinfections are carried out quickly, taking into account the official warnings of the Ministry of Health and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Although these pesticides are not epidemic, they are made in certain periods during the year.
IETT BUSES CLEAN FROM 82 TL PER VEHICLE
3 vehicles in the IETT fleet are cleaned daily with 72 cleaning staff. In these cleanings, chemical products, surface cleaning agent, general cleaning agent (x brand), glass cleaning agent, heavy dirt and oil removal agent, Microfiber cleaning cloth, Mop mop, surgical gloves, floor cleaning brush, gravity, glass squeegee, arabic soap, QAC based surface disinfectant products are used. While the average cost per vehicle is calculated as 287 TL, this cost for 82 thousand 3 vehicles reaches 72 thousand 251 TL.
44 METROBUS STATION CLEANING FIGURE: 32 THOUSAND TL
Within the scope of the studies about the virus in metrobus, disinfection processes are started after 44 stations are washed and dried. Following the concern of spreading the virus, IMM started putting hand sanitizers at all metrobus stops. In metrobus cleaning, station disinfection process; Nano Silver technology disinfectant is used, approved by the Ministry of Health, TSE Certified. The cost of one-time disinfection of all stations is 32 thousand TL.
COST OF HAND SPRAY ON STOPS 38 TL
In addition, a battery-operated hand disinfectant device was introduced to the metrobus stations to protect citizens from the corona virus. In the machines placed at 65 exit points in total, there is a thousand prints gel. Gel cost is 38 TL per piece and it varies according to usage. The cost of these hand sprays put in 65 outlets to IMM is 2 thousand 470 TL.
CLEANING COST PER METRO WAGON: 22,74 TL
The subways used by 1 million 654 thousand 777 people daily are also cleaned daily. It was learned that the cleaning cost of a wagon is 19 TL while 200 personnel work in the cleaning of 90 cars. (Except for disinfection) In the subways, additional disinfection procedures are carried out at certain intervals. The cost of this disinfection with nano technology is 22,74 TL per wagon.
196 TL CLEANING COST PER Ferry
In the city lines used by 231 thousand 444 people a day, 24 ferries and 16 piers are cleaned every day. An average of 600 ferries and wharves are cleaned every month. Cleaning operations on ferries and piers are carried out with a total of 75 personnel. Eight of these personnel work as a night cleaning team. The daily cost of staff and cleaning materials to the General Directorate of City Lines is 8 TL per ferry and pier. (Except for disinfection)
NIGHT AND DAY CLEANING STAFF ARE AVAILABLE IN STEAMS
Following the completion of the expeditions, the rubbish, windows, toilets, outer positions of the ferries and piers are made using materials and equipment that comply with the quality standards. There are day and night cleaning staff. In the monthly detailed cleaning; Again, the ceilings, arches, armpits, floors and other spots of the boats and piers are carefully cleaned.
STEAM ADDITIONAL DISINFECTANT COST 500 TL
In addition to all these cleaning works, nanotechnological, water-based disinfectant will be used for disinfection of boats and piers, without heavy metals. The cost of this study per ferry and pier is calculated as approximately 500 TL.