Minister of Transport Defends the Hike, Saying 'The High-Speed ​​Train Is Not Public Transport'

Minister of Transport Defends the Raise, Saying High-Speed ​​Train Is Not Public Transport
Minister of Transport Defends the Hike, Saying 'The High-Speed ​​Train Is Not Public Transport'

Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, was asked by journalist Kübra Par in the program he attended, “You said something very wrong, that there is a hike in public transportation. So, how much did you raise in Marmaray on the high-speed train lines?” He said the following words that marked the broadcast: 'Once they learn what public transport is, the high-speed train is not public transport'.

It was noteworthy that the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, tried to legitimize the hikes in YHT services by saying that the high-speed train is not public transportation.

Karaismailoğlu, in a television program he attended last night, "You said, 'Public transport is going up, it's very wrong'. So, how much did you raise on high-speed train lines, on Marmaray?” “For once, let them learn what public transport is. High-speed train is not public transport. Let them look at the high-speed train schedules. Istanbul Ankara bus fare is 350 lira, YHT is 150 lira only. UKOME determines the public transportation fees in Marmaray and Istanbul. Before the election, it was 2.67 lira, now it is 7,67 lira. If you make public transportation useful, your expenses will decrease. They are doing 90 percent in the last three months and 300 percent in the last three years. It went to court.”

IT HAS BEEN HIGH 4 TIMES IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS

On the other hand, high-speed train tickets were hiked for the third time in the last 4 months.

TCDD, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, increased its YHT flights by 20 percent in January, 10 percent in March and 15 percent in April.

With the last hike last week, the high-speed train ticket price between Konya and Ankara increased to 67 liras. The high-speed train ticket between Konya and Istanbul was also 182 liras.

Ankara-Istanbul (KadıköyThe ticket price, which was 130,5 lira between

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  1. YHT is public transportation. Its fees should be at the minimum level. Buses and planes are very expensive.

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