After the “stay at home” warnings made due to the coronavirus epidemic, public transportation use in Antalya dropped by 55 percent. The crisis desk, chaired by the Metropolitan Mayor Muhittin Böcek, evaluated the developments regarding public transportation. As a result of the decision, no changes were made to the lines, while the working hours were reorganized for public transportation services outside the hours of 07.00-09.00 in the morning and 17.00-19.00 in the evening. Mayor Böcek stated that he was on duty with all the teams of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality and asked the citizens to comply with the call to stay at home until the risky period passed.
Turkey coronavirus outbreak in the early days of the show that started mobilization cleanliness across the city of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality since the process is seamlessly continue on working to overcome. Disinfection and disinfection studies are continuing in public transportation, especially in public areas, which are used by the public extensively. Metropolitan Mayor Muhittin Böcek announced that new and important decisions were taken at the crisis table created for the health of both the carrier and the carrier in public transportation.
WORKING HOURS ARRANGED
The meeting was chaired by Mayor Muhittin Böcek, the Secretary General of the Metropolitan Municipality, Cansel Tuncer, the President of the Mayor Cem Oğuz, the Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Planning and Rail System Department Nurettin Tonguç, Antalya Transportation Inc. Deniz Filiz, Chairman of the Board, and Yasin Aslan, Chairman of the Antalya Chamber of Buses. President Muhittin Böcek stated that the hygiene activities started on the first day in all transportation vehicles will continue, while the working hours were rearranged. Mayor Böcek noted that the changes made in public transportation hours can learn the updated hours from the Metropolitan Municipality Transportation Call Center's phone number 0242 606 07 07 and Antalya Kart Mobile Application. President Böcek explained that the public transportation will continue to be used the most in the morning between 07.00-09.00 and 17.00-19.00 in order to prevent the victimization of the citizens who have to go to work, and that the flights outside these hours have been reduced in a way not to make victims of the citizens due to the thought experienced in the number of passengers.
“WE WILL OVER THE CRISIS HAND BY HAND”
Mayor Böcek thanked Antalya for their sensitivity and said, “We are at the beginning of our duty for the health and safety of our people. We act with the awareness of our responsibility. Since the beginning of the process, we have taken a series of measures to prevent the victimization of our citizens. We are continuing our studies without interruption, especially the spraying and disinfection works. We will overcome this crisis hand in hand. Many transactions regarding our municipality can be done on the internet. I ask all of our citizens, especially our fellow citizens over 65 years old, not to go out unless it is compulsory until they get through the risky period. ”