Even if the bridges and highways remain empty, the Treasury will pay millions of liras within the scope of the pass guarantee. Only for the Osmangazi Bridge, $ 1.156 per minute comes out of the pockets of the citizen.
When Turkey entered the Ramadan Feast with major restrictions due to the coronavirus epidemic, bridges and highways remained empty. However, for the highways and bridges operated by the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model, the Treasury will make a guarantee payment of millions of liras again. It has been determined that the Osmangazi and Yavuz Sultan Selim bridges will be paid 88 thousand 750 dollars every hour and 17 million 700 thousand liras per day.
35 Dollars plus VAT
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın pointed out that the Osmangazi and Yavuz Sultan Selim bridges will have the highest share in the payments to be made within the scope of the BOT during the feast period, and said, “The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is guaranteed for 135 thousand vehicles per day and '3 dollars plus per vehicle as a guarantee payment. VAT will be given. For Osmangazi Bridge, within the scope of a daily pass guarantee of 40 thousand vehicles, '35 dollars plus VAT' will be paid. The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is guaranteed $ 330 per minute, $ 19 thousand 750 per hour, and $ 474 thousand per day. "According to the current rate 3 million 923 thousand liras" he said.
$ 1.156 per minute
Stating that 1.666 vehicles must pass within one hour within the scope of the guarantee given to the Osmangazi Bridge, Akın said, “Accordingly, 28 vehicles must pass per minute. In other words, 1.156 dollars (9 thousand 500 TL) per minute, 69 thousand 384 dollars per hour, 1 million 665 thousand dollars in a day is given. 13 million 780 thousand liras according to the current exchange rate ”.
'No Guarantee Payments for Empty Highways and Bridges'
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın stated that the supporters will be paid full gas for the roads and bridges that have not been used until today in the period of complete closure and said, “If you suffer from strange prohibitions without giving any support to the citizen, at least, the public guarantee payment for the highways and bridges that will remain empty during the holidays. do not be done. "You did not support the citizen, and do not spend his money on empty bridges and roads."