On the first day of 'total closure' in Istanbul, there are densities in public transportation. The Metro made a statement, "Due to the passenger density, additional flights are organized."
The 17-day “full closure” practice, announced by President Tayyip Erdogan after the cabinet meeting, started. Citizens who had to work in Istanbul on the first day of the practice hit the road this morning.
However, it was observed that there was a density especially in metro and tram lines. Metro Istanbul made a statement about the density experienced. In the information note shared on the Twitter account of Metro Istanbul, it was stated that "due to the passenger density on our lines, additional flights are organized on our busy lines".
Due to the density of passengers on our lines, additional flights are organized on our busy lines.
- Metro İstanbul (@metroistanbul) April 30, 2021
Those who were exempt from the restriction expressed that they were surprised by the density.
There is Incredible Traffic
Stating that he was surprised that the roads were so busy, Mustafa Atasoy said, “Today I was not sure whether to go out or not. When I got out, I saw that everybody is out. I also come from Avcılar right now. "There is incredible traffic," he said.
Traffic is also intense in Avcılar and Küçükçekmece.
Busy in Ankara
In the capital, on the first day of the full closure period, there was a heavy traffic. In addition, it was seen that there were many citizens at public transportation vehicles and stops.
61 Percent of Workers Are Exempt
According to the report of the Revolutionary Trade Unions Confederation Research Center (DİSK-AR), the "full closure" to be applied for 3 weeks did not cover the workers. 61 percent of the workers are exempt from complete closure, 22 percent work in partially exempt sectors.