Transparent Panel Application Started in Minibus in the Capital

Metropolitan Municipality, which initiated the transparent panel application in the taxis in the capital with the instruction of Mansur Yavaş, the Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, is now implementing this practice in minibuses and private public buses. Free transparent cabin installation has been started for a total of 2 thousand 550 minibuses serving at the stations in the Center and Sincan.

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality has added a new one to the measures taken during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In order to protect public health, the Metropolitan Municipality, which initiated a "transparent panel" application for taxis free of charge in recent weeks with the instruction of the Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mansur Yavaş, has now switched to a transparent cabin application for minibus and private public buses after the decision of Provincial Hygiene.


Transparent cabin assemblies were started to be applied to a total of 8 thousand 2 minibuses that provide public transportation services at 550 stops in Sincan and the center.

Making a statement about the transparent cabins, the assembly process of which has been started at Cento Stop, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Police Department Head Mustafa Koç shared the following information:

“Since the beginning of the coronavirus process, we have been continuing a human-oriented struggle by spreading it to all areas of municipality in cooperation with professional organizations. Since the partial normalization process that started after June 1 turned into some negative consequences, we took additional measures. At the beginning of these, 3 weeks ago, we started the protective screen application for the taxi drivers who wanted to, in line with the instructions of our President. With the decision of the Provincial Hygiene Board, it has become a necessity to put a cover between the driver and the passengers in minibuses, public buses and other public transportation vehicles. The tradesmen, who had already lost serious income due to the negativities of the process, would be worried. Therefore, our Metropolitan Mayor, Mr. Mansur Yavaş, gave instructions to mobilize the means of the municipality and to implement this practice on minibuses and public buses. "

Stating that there are 11 types of vehicles and transparent cabin assembly will be made in accordance with these models, Koç said, "We tried to create the most ergonomic structure that will not prevent the communication, sound, money exchange between the passenger and the driver, will not disturb the traffic while driving and protect the driver and passenger from epidemic transfer." said.


Murat Yılmazer, President of the Chamber of Tradesmen of Ankara Minibuses, thanked the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Mansur Yavaş, for his support for the transportation tradesmen during the pandemic process, and made the following evaluations:

“Our Metropolitan Municipality saved us from a great burden by helping us for this cabin without any financial expectations. Thanks to the assembly works planned to be completed within 1 week, we will protect both the health of the public and the health of our tradesmen. We thank the tradesman friend Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and our mayor, Mr. Mansur Yavaş. "

Stating that the citizens will feel safer thanks to the transparent panel application, the minibus shop tradesman Taner Sağlam said, “Thank you, Mr. Mansur Yavaş, Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. Our Head of Police Department Mustafa Koç and his teams have already supported us by distributing hand sanitizer and masks as well as fuel aid throughout the pandemic process, ”said Çakır Karakoç, another minibus operator,“ Thank you to Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, which started the transparent panel application today, which helped us in this difficult process. I am ”he said. Stating that they took a sigh of relief thanks to the budget-friendly practices of the Metropolitan Municipality for tradesmen, Yılmaz Sanem, a minibus shop, thanked Ankara Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavaş for the protective panel implemented due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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