Ankara High Speed Train Station has been guaranteed a 5 million passengers this year. The number remained at 11.5 thousand in 727 months. Its contractor guaranteed $ 7.5 million from the Treasury for the absent passenger.
According to the news of Başak Kayan from SÖZCÜ; “At the Ankara High Speed Train Station, built with the Build-Operate Transfer (BOT) model, a 2020 million passenger guarantee was given for 5. However, a total of 11.5 thousand 727 passengers arrived in 451 months. The Treasury will pay 7.5 million dollars to the operating company for the absent passenger. CHP Zonguldak Deputy Deniz Yavuzyılmaz stated that, unlike all other BOT models, for the Ankara YHT Station, 1.5 dollars plus VAT was paid for both the incoming and the non-arriving road. Yavuzyılmaz noted the following:
“2017 million passengers were guaranteed in 2018 and 2, and 2019 million passengers in 2020-5. There is a guarantee of 2021 million passengers between 2024 and 8 and 2030 million passengers every year until 10. A contract has been made that even if a passenger exceeds the annual guarantee, 0.5 dollars will be released from the Treasury for each passenger this time. The ticket price between Ankara and Polatlı is 19 lira, but TCDD pays the operator company as a passenger guarantee of approximately 19 lira, which is 1.5 dollars of 15 liras received from the passenger. There is also a 2-car parking lot and a 500-square-meter shop area owned by the company operating YHT. It also generates rental income from these areas and vehicles. Treasury is officially robbed in Ankara YHT. "