Within the scope of the circulars of the Presidency and the Ministry of Internal Affairs during the virus epidemic period, the return to normal continues after several restrictions on public transportation vehicles in Kocaeli as well as throughout the country. In Kocaeli, where 330 thousand passengers used public transportation before the epidemic, this number dropped to 75 thousand levels in April. With the New Controlled Life after the epidemic, public transport use reached 200 thousand levels by June.
NUMBER OF FALLS IN COLLECTIVE TRANSPORT
With the onset of the coronavirus epidemic, citizens who complied with the Ministry of Health's “Stay at Home” call did not go out and use public transport unless they have to. The impact of citizens staying at home, following the rules, was reflected in public transport statistics. The number of daily public transportation, which was 15 thousand on March 16-330 before the epidemic, decreased to 75 thousand at the beginning of April and increased to 95 thousand at the end of the same month.
THE USE OF MASS TRANSPORT INCREASED WITH NORMALIZATION
With the transition to normalization, the use of public transportation in May increased by 25 percent compared to the previous month and reached 127 thousand. As of June 1, this usage increased to 200 thousand. Public transport is expected to increase every week.
VEHICLE AND TRIP NUMBER INCREASED
With the normalization process, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality continues to increase its number of vehicles and voyages so that citizens do not have difficulty in public transportation. As of 1 June, the Public Transport Department increased the number of lines serving from 297 to 310, and the number of working vehicles from 87 to 427 vehicles. The number of daily weekdays has been increased from 10 thousand 303 to 13 thousand 858.
148 THOUSAND 500 MASK DISTRIBUTED TO COLLECTIVE TRANSPORT
During the epidemic period, public transportation vehicles and commercial taxis serving the citizens were disinfected and sterilized. In order to reduce the health and transmission risk of citizens using public transportation, 90-foot disinfectants were installed in the busiest stops throughout the city. In addition, 148 masks were distributed to the Cooperative and tradesmen who provide public transportation services.
BÜYÜKŞEHİR SUPPLIED BULK CARRIERS AT THE PERIOD OF THE AGE
With the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, restrictions were imposed on curfews and public transport as a result of the Ministry of Interior circular and other instructions. Due to this situation, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality provides 17 million 600 thousand TL support payment to the tradesmen in three sections in order to prevent the public transport tradesmen from being damaged and the services provided. The first of this support, 5 million 505 thousand TL, was paid on 8 May and 5 million 580 thousand TL on 4 June. The remaining third part is planned to be paid next month.