While the repercussions of the AKP's loss of many metropolitan municipalities still continue, the ruling government has made a striking arrangement regarding municipalities. With the new regulation, especially in the metropolitan municipalities can not do business almost.
According to the news compiled by OdaTV, the fees of the subway and urban rail transportation systems, which the municipalities handed over their construction works to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, were paid to the Ministry of Treasury and Finance after the completion of the work. The procedures and principles of reimbursement were changed with the amendment. 15'i percent of the previously made subway costs cut, the municipality's debt is paid in installments to the treasury, May 2019'deki regulation of the municipalities' general budget tax revenues 5'i percent was decided to be taken.
Why does this make municipalities unable to work?
Since the majority of municipal revenues are the general budget tax revenues, the government's fees from municipalities are increasing dramatically.
For example, for the metro expenses of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, the government will get 2018 million TL in 34,9 and 2019 million TL in 226,5. Again, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, 2016 million in 25,8, 2017 million 33,3 million in the cost of subway cut, 2020 million in 249,1 million, 2021 year in 274 million wages will be cut.
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The official website of the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality was also explained. The statement, the Ministry of this change "in favor of municipalities" in the form of the words were not true. Belediye There are numerous benefits in abandoning the 5 downtime application, which is considered to be defensible and impossible to maintain, m the municipality said in a statement, demanding the withdrawal of the regulation.
The metro and rail transportation is a public service and the following statements were included in the statement: “For example; metro ticket fees were last determined on 06.01.2017 date, although almost everything in our country in the year 2,5 hike in the subway ticket prices have not been increased.
In accordance with legal regulations and public transport services, a part of the passengers (those who have reached the age of 65, veterans and spouses, martyrs widows and orphans, war or duty invalids, yellow press card holders, police and gendarmerie personnel, municipal police, disabled, There is no charge for the collector, postal distributor, etc. who acts as a mobile within the local area.
In addition, students; teachers, citizens over the age of 60 and so on. discounted tariff is applied.
Over the last three years:
It is seen that 26% of those traveling by EGO buses and 13,5% traveling by metro and rail lines travel for free.
Based on the law, the central government does not even pay EGO (similar to the monthly 1.330 TL assistance per bus to private public bus operators) in return for the free / discounted tariff transport services to these segments.
It is evident that they put a significant cost on EGO, that EGO cannot bear this burden and will damage it. As a matter of fact, EGO has been constantly damaging for years and its losses are covered by the resources provided by the municipality. ”
Source New Age: New burden from power to municipalities