The construction of the Gebze OSB - Darıca coast rail system line was transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure with the decision published in the official newspaper last month.
After transferring the authority to the ministry of transportation and infrastructure for the works and operations required for the construction of the rail system line, there was a perception that the metro line would be built by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and that no money would come out of the budget of the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality.
However, in the statement made by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure regarding the decree published in the official newspaper numbered 1 of 2019 May 30761;
“The issue of repayment of the subway investment, which was previously determined in the laws and transfer protocols, is tried to be met by deducting 5 percent from the shares to be allocated over the total budget tax revenues collection of the municipality. When the size of the investment is taken into consideration, the collection spreads over many years, but it is ensured that the citizens start to benefit from the investment as soon as possible.
Contrary to the aforementioned news, with this change, the municipalities get high-cost metro investments that they will not be able to make with their own budget opportunities, while the Treasury contributes to local governments by spreading the debt in the long term. ” expressions were included.
As it is understood from the description, the construction of Gebze OSB - Darıca coastal rail line has been transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. However, the money to be spent in construction seems to be cut from the budget of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality for many years in monthly installments. (41havadis)