Statement from the Ministry on the Rejection of IMM's Request for Transportation Increase

Statement from the Ministry on the Rejection of IMM's Request for Transportation Increase
Statement from the Ministry on the Rejection of IMM's Request for Transportation Increase

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure made a written statement regarding the rejection of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) request for a raise in transportation at UKOME. In the statement, it was said, "The offer for the raise was found to be high and was rejected".

A written statement was made by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure regarding the rejection of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) request for a raise in transportation at UKOME.

In the statement, it was said, "The offer for a raise was found high". The Ministry said, “Ignoring the will of the UKOME Board members, a legal process has been initiated in the administrative jurisdiction regarding the 36 percent increase in the Service and Electronic Ticket Fees, which was put into practice by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.”

The following statements were included in the statement:

“At the UKOME meeting held on July 29, 2021, a 15 percent increase was made in the Service and Electronic Ticket Fees (I.ETT, Metrobus, Metro, Marmaray and Seaway Lines) within the Istanbul Urban Public Transportation System, while the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality announced 5 after 24.12.2021 months. In 36, the proposal of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to increase by 29 percent to all Public Transportation lines, including Taxi, Taxi Dolmus, Minibus, IETT, Metrobus, Metro, Marmaray and Seaway Lines, was brought to the agenda, UKOME, and the representative of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Transport Services Regulation General Directorate. Along with the majority of UKOME Board members, due to the high offer of hike and the fact that different hikes were made on separate dates (07 percent on Service and Electronic Ticket Fees on 2021/15/23, 12 percent on Taxi, Taxi, Cable Car and Minibus Fees on 2020/11/20,28. Electronic Ticket with Service Fees) Written annotation has been made to increase the rate of XNUMX percent.

In this direction, a legal process has been initiated in administrative jurisdiction regarding the 36 percent increase in Service and Electronic Ticket Fees, which was put into practice by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, ignoring the will of the UKOME Board members.

Subsequently, at the UKOME meeting held on 23.03.2022, in the statement made by our UKOME board member, our representative of the General Directorate of Transport Services Regulation, Serdar Yücel, regarding the proposal of a 50 percent increase in all public transportation fees proposed by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality; When the increase rates for the modes of public transportation since 2019 are compared, it is stated that although there has been an increase of 111 percent in the Electronic Ticket Fees, the Service, Taxi, Taxi Dolmus and Minibus Fees have increased by 84 percent, dated 24.12.2021 and 2021/12-1. Reminding the legal process regarding Service and Electronic Ticket Fees in the UKOME decision no. The proposal for a wage increase, the change of which will be determined by a factor of 0,30, was not taken into account by the Chairman of the Board, IMM Secretary General, and as a result of voting to increase all public transportation fees by 50 percent, the representative of our General Directorate of Transportation Services Regulation and the UKOME Board members were interviewed. With the votes of the majority of the respondents, the aforementioned raise proposal was found high and rejected.”

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