As part of the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality has introduced the HEPP code feature to the Kocaeli Card, which is used in public transportation service. HES coded boarding starts on Tuesday, December 1. Those who do not introduce their HES code to their Kocaeli Card will not be able to get on the vehicles.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT VEHICLES WILL BE BORDERED WITH HES CODE
Within the scope of the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality introduced HEPP code feature to Kocaeli Kart, which is used in public transportation service throughout Kocaeli. As a result of the tests related to the HEPP application of the Ministry of Health, with the approval of the Ministry, it is possible to get on the Sea Transportation, Trams, Municipal Buses, Private Public Buses and Minibuses.
THOSE WHO DO NOT PRESENT THE HES CODE WILL NOT TAKE THE VEHICLE
The new application developed by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality in order to overcome the epidemic with the least damage and reduce the risk of transmission accordingly, to identify and isolate people in contact with people diagnosed with the disease, begins on Tuesday, December 1. During this period, those who do not introduce their HEPP code to their Kocaeli Card will never be able to get on public transport.
THE APPLICATION STARTS ON DECEMBER 1
Salih Mülayim, Head of Public Transport Branch of the Department of Transportation, stated that citizens can define their HES codes on their personal or general travel cards by completely filling in the relevant fields on the hes.kocaeli.bel.tr website. Mülayim underlined that HEPP Code identification procedures can be done until the end of Monday, November 30, 2020.
Violation will be reported to the governorship and district governorship
With the cards with the HES Code defined, the transportation application will start as of December 01 and boarding will not be possible with undefined cards. Thus, personalized travel cards of citizens who are diagnosed with Covid19 disease or who are in contact will be automatically suspended during the isolation period. Although he was informed that he was diagnosed with Covid19 or had to be in isolation due to his contact, the information of the people who were found to be using the urban public transportation vehicles will be shared with the Governorate or District Governorates through the Ministry of Interior (electronically via the e-Internal Affairs system) in order to apply the necessary administrative sanctions and, if necessary, to file a criminal complaint.