With the session held today, the IMM Council unanimously approved the article “Giving a free transportation card to mothers with children between the ages of 0-4 who live in Istanbul”. Thus, one of the important election promises of İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu will be realized.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Assembly convened at the Yenikapı Eurasia Show and Art Center in July due to the pandemic conditions in July. One of the important topics of the busy agenda of the important parliamentary agenda, which discusses important articles about Istanbul, was the item of “giving a free transportation card to mothers with children aged 0-4 who live in Istanbul”. With the unanimous decision of the IMM Assembly, the mothers of 1 million 160 thousand children in Istanbul will be given a free transportation card.
Thus, the promise of İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu to give a “free transportation card to the mothers of children 0-4 years old and under” will be realized. The proposal was first brought to the agenda at the IMM Assembly session of 16 January 2020. On the condition that a positive opinion was received from the Court of Accounts in the IMM Assembly, it was found appropriate to offer a free card to the mothers. Upon this, the IMM administration sent a letter to the Court of Accounts. The following statements were made in the opinion letter from the Court of Accounts: “We do not have a duty to express an advisory opinion to public institutions or organizations. We will not be able to comment on this. ”
FREE TRANSPORTATION WILL BE GIVEN FROM IMM BUDGET
After the article of the Court of Accounts, the issue was evaluated on the agenda today. In the Law, Public Relations, Women, Family and Children Commissions, it was found appropriate that the mothers of children aged 4 and under were given a free transportation card and the losses incurred by public transportation institutions from the municipal budget were followed by the municipal administration. The decision was adopted by the votes of the parties in the parliament.