IMM said 'Metrobus passenger is as much as the population of Amsterdam'. Million-dollar metrobuses that were taken from the Netherlands and thrown into the trash came to mind: Did you know that we carry more than Amsterdam population every day with our Metrobus line, which was asked from Twitter, “Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Public Relations” account? The question brought to mind the $ 200 million buses that were taken from the Netherlands and then thrown away because it was not suitable for Istanbul.
"Did you know that we carry more than the Amsterdam population every day with our Metrobus line, which is asked from the Twitter account of" Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Public Relations "and refers to the tension with the Netherlands? The question brought to mind the million-dollar metrobuses that were taken from the Netherlands while the metrobus line was being established and could not be used because it was far from meeting the density of Istanbul.
TOPBAŞ'S NETHERLANDS COMPANY ISRAIL
In the days when the Metrobus line was launched, 1,5 of them were bought from the Dutch company Phileas at an exorbitant price of 2,1 million euros ($ 100 million at the exchange rate at the time). The metrobus project, which was rapidly implemented as an election investment without taking into account the passenger density in Istanbul, collapsed in the first days. Because buses from the Netherlands were not suitable for Istanbul conditions.
NETHERLANDS BUS DOES NOT WORK IN ISTANBUL
Buses purchased from the Netherlands for the Metrobus line, whose population is 17 million, were not compatible with Istanbul. In Istanbul, where one-seventh of the whole Netherlands has a face, approximately the same population lived as the whole population of the Netherlands. Traveling fish stacks on buses, working on hilly terrain overloaded million dollar buses and made them inoperable.
While it was possible to carry more passengers with cheaper new buses, Kadir Topbaş's desire to win local elections caused millions of dollars to be squandered.
The Dutch insistence that Kadir Topbaş showed on the subject of metrobuses in those days was quite controversial.
Dutch Phileas buses have a maximum capacity of 250 people, for example, Mercedes Capacity buses for a quarter of the price could carry 220 passengers. In other words, with the money invested in 1 Phileas, another brand of metrobuses could have a carrying capacity of approximately 900 people, but it was not done. Because the claim was that Phileas brand buses can operate “without driver” and offer a more comfortable transportation. The fact that the people of Istanbul have not seen a bus running without a driver until today, and that they travel in an extremely unhealthy and uncomfortable condition with the metrobus, provides enough data that these claims are not true.
Therefore, the fact that the Metropolitan Municipality did not know the answer to the “entertainment” question asked by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality before it came to life, cost Istanbul and our country more than 200 million dollars.
Source : haber.sol.org.t is