Government Looks Down Against Metro Coins

hukumet has lost their money
hukumet has lost their money

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure is building metro and city rail transport systems for many municipalities, mainly in Ankara and Istanbul. The government is changing the law because it cannot collect the cost of its investments from the local authorities. The municipality will not be expected to take over the line when determining the amount of debt and the amount to be collected.

MPs from the AKP gave a Proposal on the Amendment of Certain Laws and Decree Laws.

Some amendments are made to the Decree-Law on Some Regulations Regarding Transportation and Infrastructure.


Article 15 of the decree stipulated the collection of expenditures by the central government for subway, urban rail transport systems and similar projects.

However, in practice, although the municipalities took over the business and started to generate income, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure could not collect because it did not take over the ownership.

The government, unable to take its share from the revenue of the metros, will amend the regulation in question, linking the start of the collection from the projects to the condition of the transfer of the enterprise instead of the ownership condition.

According to this, after the completion of the ropeway, funicular, monorail, subway and city rail transport systems under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, a municipality will be transferred over the cost of ownership.


In 2010, the Law on Organization and Duties of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure was amended and the city railways and metros were constructed by the ministry.

Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, ağ Kızılay-Çayyolu (in Ankara, da Batıkent-Sincan / Törekent an and ”Tandoğan-Keçiören / metro lines, Levent-Hisarüstü Metro Line in Istanbul, Bakırköy (İDO) -Bağçılar (Kirazlı) Metro Line, Gayrettepe - Istanbul New Airport Railway Connection and Sabiha Gokcen Airport Railway Connection was undertaken. The Ministry also took part in the construction of Antalya-Meydan-Airport-Expo Tramway Project, Konya Rail System Line, Egeray in Izmir and Gaziray in Gaziantep.


Municipal companies taking over the operation of the metro or city rail transportation line will pay the cost of the projects to the ministry every month until the debt is finished.

Within the framework of the principles and procedures determined by the President, deductions will be made on the total budget tax revenues collection sum of the relevant municipality. The amount will be transferred to the account of the Ministry of Treasury and Finance.

In the event that the non-paid installment amounts in the maturity date are not paid within 25 working days after the due date with the accrued delay increase, the rate increase will be applied for each month in the amount of 4.


This regulation shall cover the balance of the projects not already paid by the date of issue as of the date of publication of this article.

The amounts not paid in whole or in part in the scope of these projects prior to the publication date of this article will be transferred to the related account in the Central Bank of the Ministry of Treasury and Finance within 180 days from the date of publication of this article.



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