Osman Gazi Bridge will lower prices: Osman Gazi Bridge, which is planned to be opened in Ramadan, increased the competition in the sea.
Osman Gazi Bridge connecting Izmir to Istanbul increased the competition in Marmara Sea. Eskihisar-Topçular'da new cars will be determined the price of the car ferries. Istanbullines General Manager Day 'Percentage 20 cheapness' he said
Increasing competition in transportation in the Marmara Sea relieves citizens' wallet. When BUDO and İstanbullines, founded by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, entered this transportation competition, which was previously made only by IDO, both quality increased and prices decreased. Osman Gazi Bridge, which is now built in the bay, has joined this competition at sea. Stating that the bridge will increase the competition in this area, İstanbullines General Manager Kemal Gündüz said, “Osman Gazi Bridge is a new player, prices may increase”. Saying that they see the opening of the bridge and such investments positively, Gündüz said, “Consumers will evaluate the 6-minute travel time and one-way price of 35 Dollars + VAT for passenger cars. The cost of crossing the bay will be around 36 TL for passenger cars by road, 50 TL for round trips by İstanbullines ferries and 120 TL for the new bridge. We think that the ferry prices can stretch up to 20% on the condition that the bridge will apply, depending on the price policy. ”Gündüz stated that they have been on the Ambarlı Bandırma line for 9 years and have been working on the Eskihisar-Tavşanlı line for 3 years, adding that they have reduced the journey from 45 minutes to 25 minutes. In addition, Gündüz stated that they brought payment facilities, and that the possibility of transition with HGS and the use of credit cards provided convenience.
BRIDGE READY TO READY
Osman Gazi Bridge, the most important leg of the Gebze-Orhangazi Izmir highway project, which will reduce the distance between Istanbul and Izmir to 3.5 hours, is preparing for the Ramadan Feast. When the asphalt works are finished, the bridge will be able to be crossed at 120 km. Before asphalting the bridge, 5 layers of paint are applied against rusting. The bridge, which is a total of 2 meters, will be passed in 682 minutes and a fee of 6 dollars + VAT will be paid.
The ferryboats in the Eskihisar-Tavşanlı line cross over the 25 every minute.
SEA SOLUTION IN TRAFFIC
Stating that they reduced the truck traffic from Istanbul with the Ambarlı-Bandırma line, Kemal Gündüz said, “İstanbullines pulled the total of 2015 kilometers of truck and truck traffic from Istanbul traffic with the commercial vehicles it carried on the Ambarlı Bandırma line, which cuts the Marmara Sea vertically in 980.