Normalization in Public Transport: 50% Passenger Transport Limitation Removed: The obligation to 'transport 50% of the passenger capacity' initiated due to the coronavirus outbreak was abolished according to the circular issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in public transportation.
The Ministry of the Interior sent a new circular to the 81 provincial governorships and the General Directorate of Security and the Gendarmerie General Command. According to TRT Haber's report, according to the circular on 'In-city and inter-city Passenger Transport', it was decided to abolish the order that 50% of the passenger carrying capacity specified in the vehicle license in the city public transportation vehicles and personnel services will be accepted.
While the obligation to use 50 percent capacity for seating in public transport was lifted in the Circular, the decision regarding how many passengers would take on standing according to the type and density of the vehicles was left to the provincial and district hygiene boards.
In the circular of the Ministry of the Interior, the following statements were made on the subject:
“A) Withdrawal of (a) our order with our Circular and the order that 50 percent of the passenger carrying capacity stated in the vehicle license in all urban public transportation vehicles and personnel services will be accepted,
b) The implementation of the transportation in urban and intercity passengers in line with the guides sent by the Ministry of Health Coronavirus Scientific Committee,
c) In the Annex 1, the precautions to be taken regarding the urban transportation vehicles (minibuses, minibuses, public buses, municipal buses and others) under the title of "14.2 Passengers to be taken for passengers" paragraph 4 of the paragraph of "Passengers can be taken to the vehicles, standing passengers It should not be taken. Two seats of the opposite four-seat seats should be used and should be seated diagonally, without facing face-to-face. In other vehicles with different features or qualities, arrangements should be made according to seating rules and social distance. ” Within the scope of the provision of the provision, in the text of the article, "Arrangements should be made according to seating rules and social distance in other vehicles with different features or qualities." Taking into consideration the nature of the public transportation lines (subway, metrobus, tram, etc.) in the provinces / districts, the quality of the vehicles used for public transportation (standing and seated passenger carrying capacities), the ratio of vehicles suitable for standing passengers in the total transportation and similar issues. Governor / Regarding the determination of whether or not to carry a standing passenger, the ratio / number of standing passengers on the condition of complying with safe distance rules on the basis of safe transportation of standing passengers (subway, metrobus, bellows bus etc.) in accordance with the decisions to be taken by the Provincial and District Hygiene Boards and the rules to be set In accordance with Articles 27 and 72 of the Public Health Law by the district governors, the necessary decisions are taken promptly, not to cause any disruption in practice, and not to cause victimization, to take action against citizens who do not comply with the decisions taken in accordance with the relevant articles of the Public Health Law. I kindly request and request the information and the need to initiate judicial proceedings within the scope of Article 195 of the Turkish Penal Code regarding the appointments. ”