Are Metrobus, Bus, Ferry and Metro Work in Istanbul within the Scope of Prohibition?

Does the metrobus bus, ferry and subways work within the scope of the ban in Istanbul
Does the metrobus bus, ferry and subways work within the scope of the ban in Istanbul

As part of the measures taken due to the Covid-19 pandemic, curfews will be applied in 1 metropolitan cities and Zonguldak on May 2-3-30. While Istanbul residents stay in their homes for three days, many units and affiliates of IMM will continue their services without interruption for the peace of the inhabitants.

Within the scope of Covid-19 pandemic measures, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) will continue to meet the needs of the citizens within the scope of the curfew to be implemented on May 1-2-3. İBB, which will serve with 11 thousand 207 personnel, besides basic needs such as transportation, water, natural gas, bread, vegetable and fruit state, elderly and disabled care, funeral services, disposal of medical and solid wastes, mobile hygiene team, ALO 153, with construction works. will continue its security services without interruption.

Food aid will continue

The distribution of food aid packages will continue for families receiving social assistance from IMM and having difficulties in making a living due to a pandemic. 270 personnel of IMM Social Services Directorate will deliver aid packages to every corner of Istanbul with three-person teams. The milk service distributed to 100 thousand children every day will not be disrupted so that the children of Istanbul do not stay milkless. Hal Süt's team of 60 people, each consisting of two people, will visit the neighborhood and deliver the milk that children are waiting for.


Mechanical washing, mechanical sweeping and hand sweeping works in public areas such as main roads, squares, Marmaray and metro entrances, overpasses - underpasses, bus platforms / stops, states and hospitals throughout Istanbul, İSTAÇ The shift work system will be made by 817 staff. For all these jobs, 501 vehicles will be used. In all services to be provided by İSTAÇ throughout the city, 4 personnel in shifts will be employed. With three days of work, a total of 666 million 1 thousand 631 square meters (720 football fields) will be washed, and 228 million 11 thousand 474 square meters will be cleaned by sweeping with mechanical tools.


İSTAÇ will carry out its works throughout the city within the framework of a certain planning. According to this plan;

  • On May 1, detailed washing operations of 7 metrobus stations will be carried out with 37 personnel, including the last stop between Söğütlüçeşme - Beylikdüzü, 44 stops on the Asian side and 7 stops on the European side.
  • On May 2, Gasilhane affiliates and their surroundings under the İBB Cemeteries Department will be washed. In this context; 9 gas stations, 6 vehicles on the European side, 15 on the Asian side, and 13 vehicles will be cleaned with 26 personnel.


During the 3-day curfew, İSTAÇ will collect approximately 150 tons of waste, including quarantine dormitories, on Asian and European sides, with 211 personnel to work in shifts and dispose them with 48 personnel. 52 vehicles will serve for these transactions.


Alo 153 call center, which provides assistance to Istanbul in every respect, will be as far from the city as a phone call during the curfew. Alo 521, which will serve 153 staff, will run to the aid of the city for 24 hours. 0 psychologists and 212 psychiatrists on the Psychological Counseling Line (449 49 00 108 2) will support Istanbul residents to balance the anxiety levels of Istanbul residents who live social isolation after the “Stay At Home” call, to relieve their anxiety caused by information pollution and to keep their psychology strong.


Darülaceze, which operates under the IMM Health Department, will continue to serve its aged guests with its 280 employees. The hospice department also protects its guests against Covid-19 virus threats with its new working order. 380 employees do not go to their homes and live in the institution, working in 15-day shifts. 20 staff will continue to host their guests in the complexes within the Ataşehir Kayışdağı Hospice for women and homeless citizens.


Mobile hygiene teams of the IMM Health Department will continue their hygiene activities in public institutions and hospitals. Except May 1, there will be 2 personnel, 3 Teams on May 72-36.


İBB Culture Department will publish two films on May 1, Labor and Labor Day. At 11.00, the short film directed by Metin Akdemir, “I Come, I'm Going,” and “My Father's Wings” directed by Kıvanç Sezer will meet the audience at 21.30. Both films İBB Culture and Art Youtube can be watched from the channel.

Kerem Görsev will meet with music lovers this Sunday at 17:00 in the "Home-Announced Solo Concerts" series of KÜLTÜR AŞ. Spor İstanbul's Home Workout series will continue on May 1 to help those who spend time in their homes to maintain their health and maintain physical activity.


İSTON, Hacı Osman Grove, landscaping, Kadıköy Kurbağalıdere Yogurtçu Park will continue its works on sea structure and landscaping between Moda, Atatürk Olympic Stadium landscaping, and various child parks maintenance and repair projects carried out by the Directorate of Parks and Gardens on 1-2-3 May.

Other works of İSTON with 438 personnel are as follows:

  • Between 2-3 May; Maintenance and repair of Beylikdüzü and Avcılar pedestrian overpasses,
  • 15 July Bus Station pavement arrangement,
  • Göztepe Metro Station landscaping,
  • New Neighborhood Metro Station, Karadeniz Mahallesi Metro Station landscaping,
  • Güngören Kale Center transportation traffic arrangement,
  • Hasan Tahsin Street pedestrian area arrangement,
  • Sarıyer Özdereiçi stone wall construction,
  • Beylikdüzü Cemevi street pavement arrangement.
  • İSTON will also continue production at Hadımköy and Tuzla factories on May 1-2.

Other services to be provided by İBB affiliates on May 1-2-3 are as follows:

  • IETT: The flights will continue without disruption. IETT updated its schedules for healthcare professionals, security guards and other workers who had to go to work. On Friday, May 1, 493 or even more than 11 thousand flights will be made. There will be 493 or even 7 thousand flights on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • In the Metrobus line, the expedition intervals will be applied every 3 minutes during the morning and evening work hours, and every 10 minutes during the day.


  • Detailed information about the bus times of the bus lines ​​internet It will be accessible from and Mobiett application.

Metro Istanbul AŞ: In order to prevent the healthcare workers and citizens who are obliged to work due to their mandatory duties to be victimized, there will be 30 minutes intervals between the days and times specified in the lines listed below.

On Friday, May 1, between 07:00 and 20:00, on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, there will be flights between 07:00 and 10:00 and 17:00 in the evening.

  • M1A Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport metro line
  • M1B Yenikapı-Kirazlı metro line
  • M2 Yenikapı-Hacıosman metro line
  • M3 Kirazlı-Olimpiyat-Başakşehir metro line
  • M4 Kadıköy-Tavşantepe metro line
  • M5 Üsküdar-Çekmeköy metro line
  • T1 Kabataş- Bağcılar tram line
  • T4 Topkapı-Masjid-i Selam tram line

During the curfew, M6 Levent-Boğaziçi Ü. / Hisarüstü metro line and T3 as explained earlier Kadıköy-Fashion tram, F1 Taksim-Kabataş There will be no operation on the funicular, TF1 Maçka-Taşkışla and TF2 Eyüp-Piyer Loti cable car lines. In line with the previous decisions, planning was made in order not to exceed 25% occupancy during the operation.

IGDAS: 7/24 Emergency Response teams, 187 Natural Gas Emergency Hotline center and logistics teams, will continue to serve with a shift of 156 personnel.

It will serve with 5 people in order to keep the services down. In addition, important infrastructural studies will continue to be realized by knowing the opportunity to have the main arteries empty. Infrastructure works will be carried out in 78 of the works, which are planned to be carried out in 42 different points, in 25 of which have legal permissions, between 1 and 3 May.

Istanbul Public Bread: It will continue to work at full capacity with 3 factories, 535 buffets and 383 personnel.

Gürpınar Seafood Products and Kadıköy It will serve with 52 personnel on Tuesday Market.

City Lines AŞ:
Every day, 6 lines, 11 ships, 1 steamer and 127 trips will be made. A total of 360 ship personnel and 87 pier personnel will work in three days. There will be no disruption in sea transportation with a total of 447 employees.

The metro signalization, signaling systems, programming, application, installation and operation will continue with 209 personnel throughout the city.

Beltur AŞ:
40 hospitals will serve with approximately 55 personnel at 400 points.

The parking lots in the İSPARK facility will be closed to service. However, in order to avoid any difficulties on the days of the ban, 245 personnel will be in charge of the General Directorate, some open and multi-storey car parks, Alibeyköy Pocket Bus Station, İstinye and Tarabya Marina, Bayrampaşa Vegetable-Fruit Market and Kozyatağı Vegetable-Fruit Market.

Three asphalt production plants will continue their activities. Asphalt paving / application team, KadıköyWill make asphalt application in Kartal, Bayrampaşa, Büyükçekmece, Beşiktaş districts, and at the bus terminal and Ambarlı port. In these productions, a total of 6 tons of asphalt pavement is planned. Production and applications will take place on 600-2 May and 3 personnel will work in this process.

Road Maintenance and Infrastructure Coordination Department: Kadıköy - A team of 2 pavers will work on Şaiir Arşı Avenue. 100 personnel will take part in the business plan that will be laid on Saturday, 800 thousand and Sunday, if there is no rain, 30 tons of asphalt.

İSTGÜVEN AŞ: During the 3-day curfew, 5 personnel will continue to work in 625 locations.

Providing services in many areas from hospice to disabled care, toilet cleaning, funeral services, feeding of unattended animals to public relations studies, İSPER has 1 thousand 2 employees on May 798, 2 thousand 2 employees on 835 May, 3 thousand 2 staff on 762 May. It will run.

IMM Cemeteries Department:
They will work with approximately 300 personnel and 350 service vehicles in order to keep the services down.

Istanbul Fire Brigade:
With its AKOM and Hızır Emergency Ambulance personnel, a total of 2 staff will continue to serve.

IMM Police:
The teams will alert citizens who violate the rules during the ban and supervise workplaces that should be closed. He will be with public officials who need transportation assistance, especially health workers. The police teams, who will meet the shelter needs of prisoners who are released but have no place to stay, will work in 972 shifts with an average of 3 staff per day. The teams will be at the service of Istanbul 7/24 for three days.

Boğaziçi Yönetim AŞ:
With a team of 703 people consisting of technical and cleaning staff, the IMM will be on the field in service units, affiliates and areas used by Istanbulites. In addition, security personnel and technical personnel will be ready for emergencies on the sites where management consultancy is provided.

Hamidiye AŞ: While production and shipments continue on 1-2 May, there will be no work on 3 May. 167 Hamidiye Water dealers will serve for 263 days with 760 vehicles and 3 personnel.


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