With the Presidential decree, bridge crossings were free on Eid al-Adha, but BOT projects were again excluded. Due to the guarantees given to these projects, the citizen will still get 72 million 205 thousand liras out of his pocket.
According to the news of Başak Kaya from SÖZCÜ: “With the Presidency decree, bridge crossings were free during the Feast of Sacrifice, but the Treasury will again raise 72 million 205 thousand liras. Pursuant to the Presidential decree, due to the Eid al-Adha holiday, starting from 30:00.00 on Thursday, July 4 to 07.00:15 on Tuesday, August XNUMX, there will be no fees for the highways excluding the BOT projects and the crossings on July XNUMX and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge.
Since the state-run bridges and highways will be free during this Eid al-Adha, the build-operate-transfer project bridges and highways will continue to be used less frequently. Therefore, millions of dollars in warranty will continue to be paid to private roads from the Treasury. The citizen will already pay the price of the bridge and the road that he did not pass due to the paid build-operate-transfer projects.
CHP Zonguldak Member of Parliament Deniz Yavuzyılmaz said to SÖZCÜ: “They give a festive gift to citizens with so-called free passes, but those made with the Build-Operate-Transfer model are exempted. They put it in a pocket of a citizen with a spoon and take it from the other pocket with a ladle. ”
OSMANGAZI AND EURASIA
According to the calculation made by Yavuzyilmaz, Osmangazi Bridge, which is guaranteed 40 thousand vehicles per day and has a transit fee of 224 liras, costs the Eurasia Tunnel, whose cost is 8 million 960 thousand liras, 69 thousand vehicles are guaranteed and 36.6 lira for a day during the feast. The cost of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which is guaranteed for 2 million 525 thousand liras, 135 thousand vehicles per day and whose pass fee is 21.9 liras, will also be 2 million 956 thousand liras.
A REASONABLE REASON IS NOT APPLIED, CITIZEN IS OUT OF THE POCKET
Deniz Yavuzyılmaz, CHP Zonguldak Member of Parliament, stated that the state was robbed in advance with the BOT projects. Yavuzyılmaz said the following about the calculation he made: “The cost of the BOT roads to the nation during the feast is exactly 72 million 205 thousand liras. With the contracts signed with BOT, the state is robbed in advance.
Due to the curfew imposed during the last Ramadan holiday, 100 million lira came out of the state's safe for vehicles that did not pass through two bridges and associated roads with guaranteed passage. The postponement of these payments is not on the agenda of the government. Force majeure is also not applied. If apocalypse also breaks, payments are guaranteed. They did these projects so that five cents would not be out of the pocket of the nation, but the amount to be paid to the companies continues to increase exponentially every day. ”