Ankara Metropolitan Municipality (ABB) announced that, according to the new decision taken at the Transportation Adaptation Center (UKOME) meeting, with the prestige of January 15, 2023, the full ticket was determined as 9.5, the student ticket as 4.75, and the student subscription as an unlimited monthly 140 lira. Thus, an increase of 46% for the full ticket, 36% for the student ticket and 56% for the unlimited student subscription has been achieved.
In the statement, it was stated that the total expenses of the EGO General Directorate for November 2022 were 382 million liras, and the ticket revenue was 120 million liras, and the monthly loss was 262 million liras.
In the statement, it was stated that this loss was subsidized from the ABB budget for citizens for months, but the cost burden and taxes were increasing day by day.
In the statement, it was stated that a bus fleet with CNG was established due to its low fuel cost and environmental friendliness, and this issue affected ABB the most as it is the municipality with the largest bus fleet with CNG with 84 percent.
“Currently, the full ticket is 6.5 lira, the student ticket is 3.5 lira, and the student subscription is 90 lira per month. According to the new decision taken at the UKOME meeting, with the prestige of January 15, 2023, we regret to state that the full ticket is 9.5 lira, the student ticket is 4 lira. It has been determined as .75 TL and the student subscription is determined as 140 TL, unlimited monthly. In this process, the President, the relevant Ministries and BOTAŞ have been presented to make a new tariff arrangement in favor of our citizens in the price of CNG used in public transportation. If this arrangement is not made, the ticket prices will be increased again. “Otherwise, it does not seem possible for EGO to continue its activities.”