Transport and Infrastructure Ministry carried out under the responsibility of "Accessibility Project of Passenger Transport Services in Turkey" within the scope of regulation "Activation Workshop" Transport and Infrastructure Minister M. Cahit Turhan and TCDD General Director Ali Ihsan 26 as appropriate the participation June 2019 Wednesday Ankara YHT Station The Ankara Hotel.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Cahit Turhan in his speech at the workshop, underlined that the project closely follow the work. Turhan emphasized that they are carrying out the project because of the responsibility of the transportation and communication services, and since 2003, a period of revolutionary steps has been taken in the field of disability.
Stating that the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has established a Disability Services Department for the coordination of disability services in 2012, but they have been carrying out numerous activities related to accessibility in the field of transportation and communication services starting from a long time ago, Minister Turhan said: “ we have been working on these issues for years. We have built platforms, ramps, special toll booths and disabled help points to make the station and station buildings suitable for disabled people. We have implemented designs suitable for disabled people in Marmaray and high speed trains (YHT). We enabled our hearing impaired citizens who have smart phones or computer computers to receive services from TCDD via a link. Passengers with a disability rate of 40 and above are only allowed to travel for themselves and the severely disabled passenger with a disability rate of 50 and above can travel with him and his companion free of charge. In this way, 1 million 100 thousand disabled citizens traveled on YHT and main line regional trains last year. ”
After the speeches, Turhan presented plaques to the names who contributed to the project and also presented plaque and flowers to the swimming champion Sümeyye Boyacı, the members of Aşk Olsun Music Group and the handicapped ballet dancer Mehmet Sefa Öztürk, who are known as obstacles musicians.
After the ceremony, Turhan sent farewell to YHT and a group of disabled and elderly citizens to Ankara for a day trip.
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister M.Cahit Turhan farewell from Ankara by the party, Konya Station was met by Konya Metropolitan Municipality officials.