Due to the coronavirus epidemic that has affected the whole world, the capital city listened to the call of Ankara Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavas "At HomeKalAnkara". The number of citizens using public transportation decreased by 84 percent. While the total number of passengers was 2 million 1 thousand 696 on March 595, this number decreased to 27 thousand 271 on March 782.
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality is carrying out intensive cleaning and disinfection activities in public transportation vehicles used by the public within the scope of combating coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic.
The “HomeKalAnkara” call of the Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavaş, who warned the citizens to use the public transportation vehicles to the maximum extent against the risk of epidemic disease, responded and the ratio of the capitals using the public transportation vehicles decreased by 84 percent.
CAPITALS TAKE WARNINGS ATTENTION
In Ankara, upon the instructions of President Yavaş; EGO buses, ANKARAY and Metro, especially taxis and minibuses, stations and stops are disinfected daily.
The capitalists did not leave the calls of Mayor Yavaş's “HomeKal” and “Protect Your Social Distance”, which temporarily abolished the cable car service and announced that citizens aged 65 and over also suspended the use of free cards. Following the measures taken and the warnings made, citizens across the city were observed to go out to the streets less, while the number of people using public transportation decreased by 2 percent between March 27-84.
According to the data of Rail Systems Department; Between 2-27 March, the use of ANKARAKART decreased day by day in public transportation vehicles such as EGO Buses, Cable Car, ANKARAY, Metro, ÖTA, ÖHA and TCDD. While the number of passengers using public transport in the capital was 2 million 1 thousand 696 on March 595, this figure decreased to 27 thousand 271 on March 782.