Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu answered the questions of Fulya Öztürk from CNN Türk. Minister Karaismailoğlu, upon reminding that the citizens react to the exorbitant rates of bridge and road tolls, said, “This is actually a financial model. We are looking at customer satisfaction ”.
Minister Karaismailoğlu was reminded that the citizens reacted to the exorbitant rates of bridge and road tolls. Karaismailoğlu stated that they found the reactions justified and that they discussed this issue within themselves.
The highlights of Karaismailoğlu's statements are as follows:
“Traffic models are discussed to result in traffic distress. It was being discussed in 1990. When investments were made after 1995, traffic stopped. There are variable models. There are work to be done in Istanbul. The remaining subways must be finished, intersections must be finished and signalization must be improved. The active team should work there. It is necessary to work to establish and develop the infrastructure well.
It is necessary to design the needs of the next 100 years. Trade is provided from the sea, ship volumes have grown considerably, ship and port investments are increasing. The current trade volume of the world is 12 billion tons. It is increasing. The Bosphorus cannot handle this. It is a waterway we will do. There is nothing to break the eco system. It is a huge project, preparations are continuing, we have technically made progress. There are legal regulations. We are working on the finance model. In 2021, there will be important developments regarding Kanal Istanbul.
This is actually a financial model. We evaluate wage heights. We discuss them, we look at customer satisfaction. Fees can be discussed, we are watching all of them. Permanent and safe projects, smart projects. "