İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu answered the questions of İsmail Küçükkaya in the "Alarm Clock" program broadcast live on Fox TV. İmamoğlu, who said, “This is the first time he heard from Istanbul,” has introduced the new system they will launch regarding taxis. Emphasizing that they will bring 5 new yellow taxis to Istanbul, İmamoğlu said, “They have principles; the dress will be uniform, 3 shifts will work. Not everyone can act as they want. We equip this 5 thousand taxis with an electronic system. With the QR code, you will pay your taxi money with Istanbulkart. We will both remove the taxi deficit and actually balance the market with a taxi model. In this way, we will have started the production of taxi specific to Istanbul. The area we will protect here will be from Istanbul. ”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem Imamoglu participated in the "Alarm Clock" program of journalist Ismail Kucukkaya, broadcast live on Fox TV. İmamoğlu, who gave striking answers to Küçükkaya's agenda questions, gave the following information about Istanbul's sea taxi and new taxi model studies:
“WE WILL GO TO THE SEA WITH 8 SEA TAXI IN 50 MONTHS”
“We need to increase the share of maritime transportation in Istanbul; It fell to 3 percent. We need to increase this. Sea transportation, especially in the pandemic process, is a spacious transportation model. In order to strengthen this, we need to bring people to the sea. In this sense, both the end of the metro lines is a very important detail and we attach great importance to the new funicular lines that we will download to the Bosphorus. But there is a practical model; It was showcased so much, remember Deniz Taxi? He was put on showcase. A privatization channel was opened immediately, given to a company, and after a few months it closed, left. At the moment, their garbage stands in the Golden Horn. I instructed 'lift it'. In 8 months, we will land in the sea by 50 sea taxis. We start with 50, but I also see that it will grow a lot. (İsmail Küçükkaya: But Deniz Taxi was expensive) We will make it cheap. We will add extra scaffolding for easy berthing. He made the Sea Taxi period, no scaffolding that will benefit the Sea Taxi! He will pay money to the pier. Then how you get customers? It will be expensive, of course. In this sense, we are in a new leap. ”
“THE OWNER OF THE TAXI WILL BE IMM”
“Let's get to the taxi issue. I want to give some statistics. The population of Paris is 11 million, the number of taxis is 29 thousand. The population of London is 8,5 million, the number of taxis is 21 thousand. Hong Kong; the population is 7,5 million, the number of taxis is 18 thousand. There are 21 thousand taxis in 80 million Mexico City. We have not been given extra tax for about 30 years. The total number of our taxi is 17 thousand 395. (İ.K .: OK?) Of course it should be. Because it's not enough. There is a problem. Taxi drivers know it well. Sometimes, people cannot find a taxi at taxi stands. Other systems, pirates come into play. We bring the rental model. The owner of the taxi will be İBB. With the rental model, with a controlled system… We will bring this issue to the Assembly. If they approve a long-term model in Parliament, we will walk there. OK, we will bring a 3-year taxi rental model over the committee. Here, we are preparing a model that also protects the taxi drivers, disciplines and destroys pirated works. ”
"IMMING TO DO THIS, AUTHORIZED BY LAW"
“They have principles; the dress will be uniform, 3 shifts will work. Not everyone can act as they want. Here we provide a safe transportation. In addition, we equip these 5 thousand taxis with an electronic system. IMM is legally authorized to do this. With the QR code, you will pay your taxi money with Istanbulkart. We will also launch a special cab model study design contest. It is sheltered, suitable for the pandemic process, and does not interfere with the taxi driver. The tariff is the same, everything is the same. We will not only remove the taxi deficiency but also actually balance the market with a taxi model. The area we will protect here will be from Istanbul. also about renewing for taxi drivers and taxi will open the competition as well as how to ensure the security of these new models cabbie. In this way, we will have started the production of taxi specific to Istanbul. This is the first time that Istanbul residents have heard it. ”