The number of buses in Izmir is not reduced The Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir does not reduce the number of buses, which are the most used vehicles in public transportation, despite the decrease in the number of passengers in order to maintain social distance.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, which started the 'Green Seat' application in line with the circular of "Ministry of Internal Affairs," More than 50 percent of the capacity cannot be carried in public transportation vehicles ", tries to prevent the close contact of the citizens as much as possible.
In order to maintain the social distance between passengers, ESHOT and İZULAŞ general directorates, which do not reduce the number of buses, although the number of passengers has decreased by 80 percent, continues to serve with approximately 1200 buses every day. Two weeks ago, this figure was 1400.
Big drop in three weeks
A total of 4 million 1 thousand ride was made to public transportation vehicles on Wednesday, March 842 in İzmir. Buses became the most preferred public transportation vehicle with 1 million 59 thousand 732 (57,5 percent) number of passengers. The total number of daily boardings per bus on March 4 was 743.
On Wednesday, 25 March, 363 thousand 888 boarding was made to public transportation vehicles. 229 (612 percent) of those who preferred public transportation got on the bus. Considering the 63 buses operating at that time, it was seen that the number of daily passes per vehicle decreased to 1157.
Sit on the green seats
A green seat application was also launched in İzmir in order to maintain social distance in public transportation. Citizens are asked to maintain the distance between other passengers by sitting on the seats marked with green color reserved for them in public transport.