IETT 100 Metrobus Vehicle to Buy Electric Bus

IETT 100 Metrobus Vehicle to Buy Electric Bus
IETT 100 Metrobus Vehicle to Buy Electric Bus

IETT's 7.7 budget of 2022 billion liras and performance and investment programs were approved by the IMM Assembly. IETT General Manager Alper Bilgili stated that they will add 160 new vehicles to the 100 buses included in the Metrobus line, and said, “We will start to offer a more comfortable journey with the environmentally friendly electric buses that we will buy for the first time in Istanbul's history. We will also increase the service quality of private public buses and Judas trees.”

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Assembly discussed the 7.7 billion lira 2022 budget of IETT General Directorate, one of its affiliates, and performance and investment programs. IETT General Manager Alper Bilgili made a presentation to the council members at the meeting held at Yenikapı Kadir Topbaş Show and Art Center and talked about services and investments. The budget and investment program submitted to the vote was approved unanimously by the council members.


Pointing out that the average age of the bus fleet is 11 on the BRT line and 10 on the other buses, Alper Bilgili said that the production of 160 new BRT vehicles continues and they will be put into operation in 2022. Emphasizing that they will continue to rejuvenate the metrobus fleet by purchasing new vehicles next year, Bilgili said;

“In this context, we will have renewed approximately half of our fleet by purchasing 100 more metrobuses. In addition, we aim to provide our passengers with a more comfortable and environmentally friendly transportation opportunity with the electric buses that we will purchase for the first time. In 2022, with the new vehicles that will join our fleet, we will reduce our fleet age from 11 to 9 in the metrobus line and from 10 to 9 in the bus fleet.”


Pointing out that the number of daily breakdowns of IETT, private public bus and İUAŞ vehicles in 2018 and 2019 was 500, Bilgili said that with the measures they took, they reduced the breakdowns to 2 in the last 400 years.

Bilgili said, “When we examined the number of malfunctions per kilometer, while the number of malfunctions was 2018 per 2019 thousand kilometers in 10 and 5, we reduced this number to 2 in the last 4 years. In 2022, we aim to reduce the total number of faults per day below 400”.


Alper Bilgili, recently voiced by some circles; He continued his words as follows;

“All of the vehicle maintenance tenders were held within the framework of the open tender procedure and the requirements of the public procurement institution. At least 30 bidders received documents through the EKAP system, and at least 3 to 5 firms submitted bids for each tender. The maintenance of our vehicles is carried out by 5 different companies that submitted the lowest bids in these tenders. In accordance with the principle of transparency, we broadcast our last BRT vehicle purchase tender live, and we will continue to broadcast all our future high-amount tenders live.”


The 2019 budget of the IETT General Directorate, which was taken over in 140 with a total debt of 2022 million euros, was determined as 7 billion 700 million liras. IMM provided 1 billion 850 million liras to IETT this year so that the increase in the purchase of goods and services and fuel costs in public transportation would not be reflected on the citizens. In 2022, this support is expected to increase to 2 billion 200 million liras.


According to IETT 2022 Budget and Investment Program; In order to maintain the decrease in the number of bus breakdowns, comprehensive technical inspections applied to IETT vehicles started to be applied to Istanbul Transportation AŞ and private public buses. These buses will have telemetry, usb charging, wireless internet, and similar equipment as in İETT. In this way, in 2022, the technical inspection and maintenance quality of all tire-wheeled vehicles will be increased, and the number of malfunctions will be further reduced. With 15 new garages to be built, private public buses and Istanbul Transportation AŞ vehicles will be parked in IETT garages next year. Thus, security, cleaning, dead kilometers and maintenance processes will be managed more efficiently.


Having completed the process of changing the color of private public buses and Istanbul Transportation AŞ vehicles to yellow, IETT has a total of 6 thousand 286 buses in its fleet and 60 electric vehicles serving in the Islands. There are 800 or even 50 thousand trips per day. IETT, which will travel a total of 450 million kilometers by the end of this year, will carry 900 million passengers. Next year, it is expected that the total kilometers will increase to 475 million and the number of passengers to 1 billion 250 million. On the Metrobus line, a total of 225 million kilometers will be built this year, and 206 million passengers will be transported by the end of the year. In 2022, it is foreseen that the total number of kilometers to be covered will reach 235 million and the number of passengers will reach 290 million.

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