Compared to the world, we will pay 7.5 times more. The annual warranty for Çanakkale Bridge covers 16 million 425 vehicles. However, the number of vehicles transported annually by Gestaş, which operates the ferry in Çanakkale, is 3.5 million vehicles per year at most, including holidays… IMM Council Member Suat Sarı said, “The new black hole will be the Çanakkale Bridge”.
SözcüAccording to the report of Özlem Ermiş Beyhan, Canakkale Bridge will pass into service in March 2022. There is concern that Turkey reveal a new black hole in the budget with the transition warranty. Each vehicle that will not cross the Çanakkale Bridge, which is guaranteed passage for 16 million 425 vehicles annually and is 7.5 times more expensive on national income than other bridges in the world, will be paid in Euros from the budget. Suat Sarı, IMM Council Member and Advisor to the Mayor of Good Party Local Governments, said, “The vehicle warranty given to Çanakkale Bridge is 16.4 million units annually. However, the number of vehicles transported annually by Gestaş, which operates the ferry in Çanakkale, is at most 3.5 million vehicles per year, including holidays. The new black hole will be the Çanakkale Bridge, ”he said.
190 MILLION EURO PER YEAR
According to the information given by Sarı, the state will pay an average of 12 million Euros every year during the 500-year operating period for 11 million 190 thousand vehicles that do not cross the Çanakkale Bridge on a yearly basis. Automobile toll on Çanakkale Bridge will be 15 Euros + VAT, that is 16 Euros. The transition fee from today's exchange rate will reach 144 TL. Sarı said, “The prices applied by Gestaş company for ferries are 85 TL, 5 TL for a car and 90 TL for a passenger. This corresponds to 10 Euros. "We will see if vehicles will pay 30 TL more to cross the bridge in order to save 54 minutes of ferry waiting time." Dr. Sarı emphasized that when compared to the bridges in the world, payments will be made 7.5 times more on Çanakkale Bridge according to national income, “Our ancestors did not pass in Çanakkale. These tolls say our vehicles 'Çanakkale is impassable' ”.
INCLUDING HIGHWAY 301 TL
According to the information given by Sarı, charges will be 0.05 Euro + VAT per km on the highway connected to Çanakkale Bridge. In this case, a car that will travel 324 km from Kınalı-Tekirdağ, Çanakkale-Savaştepe will pay 157 TL at today's Euro rate. When the bridge crossing is 144 TL added, this figure will be 301 TL in total.
DOES ONE THIRD OF THE 15 JULY BRIDGE PASS THE VEHICLE?
Turkey, build-operate-transfer (BOT) model with the private sector for large infrastructure projects carried out by the vehicle warranty. Due to the insufficient number of vehicle passes, the guarantee paid for the Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Osmangazi Bridge reached 2019 billion TL in 3. However, the situation has worsened with the shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Guarantee payments almost doubled in 2020. Çanakkale will now be added to these payments. Dr. Sarı said, “Take a glance at the 15th of July Martyrs' Bridge for a moment. Before the pandemic, in 2019, the passing vehicle was 55 million units annually. Is it possible for a third of the vehicles crossing the 24 July Martyrs Bridge, which is active for 15 hours, to pass the Çanakkale Bridge? Of course not, ”he said.