Within the scope of the new normalization, when the intercity travel restriction was lifted, citizens followed the bus terminals. Stating that their costs have increased with the single seat application, the coach station found the cure to raise ticket prices. Some bus companies started to charge up to 30 liras starting from 100 liras, depending on the size of the suitcases. Some firms were claimed to charge fees for children sitting in vacant seats next to their families.
According to the news of Sibel Gülersöyler from SÖZCÜ; ”Within the scope of the new normalization launched as of June 1, the intercity travel restriction has been lifted. As a rule, the companies started to carry half the passengers as required by the passenger transport rule with 50 percent capacity.
Citizens who go to the bus terminals for a holiday, business or home visit encounter numbers that compete with flight prices. Increases in fares are reflected everywhere from ticket prices to passenger luggage.
NURSERY FEE IS REQUESTED
Vehicles are mostly removed to the coastal areas. Those who want to go from Anatolia to Istanbul experience shock of the luggage. Citizens who want to keep their homeland with 3-4 suitcases, while there is no fee for single luggage, have to review a passenger fare.
As it is known, ceiling price application was applied for bus tickets. According to the new practice, the ceiling price application of 101 lira, 115 lira between 100-301 kilometers, 350 TL between 150-401 kilometers has started. fees requested by calling the company at different points of the bus from Istanbul, Turkey've compiled for you.
Here are the impressions from Istanbul Bayrampasa Bus Terminal…
JOURNEY TO URFA 250 LIRA, FEE PER BACKGROUND
The fee to pay for a trip of 1.300 kilometers from Istanbul to Şanlıurfa, with a Urfa Hassoy or Şanlıurfa Cesur Turizm, is 250 TL. Stating that they do not want a fee for the child, the officials at the company said that when they want to come with 3 suitcases, they will not charge a fee for one of the suitcases, but the other two are subject to a fee. It was noted that the pricing will also be made according to the size of the suitcase.
JOURNEY TO ANTALYA 200 LIRA, 50 LIRA PER BACKGROUND
Antalya Toros Turizm official said that there are only two buses left for the journey, which is 720 kilometers, and the ticket price is 200 liras.
Stating that they will not charge for the 3-year-old child, the company official asked for 3 of 2 large suitcases for 70 lira, in total 140 lira. As a result of the bargain, a total of 50 lira discounts were made from 100 lira per suitcase.
JOURNEY TO KARS 350 LIRA
Kars Castle Tourism officials that we are looking for Kars also stated that there is no place in their vehicles for today. The price requested for Istanbul-Kars, which is 832 kilometers, is 350 lira.
This company also noted that they do not charge for children, but they want extra fees for suitcases. Noting that the size of the baggage can not be charged, the company official said that he can make a discount.
“WHAT IS HAPPENING TO CITIZENS”
About the topic Sözcü"The tradesmen have been closed for 2 months. During this period, they could not pay their accumulated rents. Their rents must be paid and their grievances must be eliminated. They have seriously damaged and reflect this on costs. What happens to the citizen again. ”
“SINGLE PERSON IS PAYING 2 PASSENGERS COIN”
Stating that there are also those who want to turn the crisis into an opportunity, Önal said, “Citizens naturally demand that 'the seat next to me is empty, let my child come free'. There are also companies that turn this into an opportunity. This situation is completely left to the discretion of the people. We also hear that there are companies that charge 30-100 lira from the suitcases.
Buses take 50 passengers and now take 25 passengers. This is reflected in the ticket prices as 2 tickets for one person. This shopkeeper's hand should be relieved economically ”.
Önal also noted that they want to talk to Ekrem İmamoğlu for the solution of their problems.
“IF 0-6 YEARS HAPPENS, YOU WILL NOT PAY A FEE”
Turkey Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Highway Passenger Transport Council Chairman Mustafa Yildirim, shared the following information about taking charge of children.
“Children between the ages of 0-6 were not charged on condition that they used to sit on the lap, but if the child is going to sit on the couch, the fee is charged. This is valid both on the bus and on the plane.
At the same time, people from the same family can travel side by side, which is very important for the family economy. The issue of suitcases is likewise on the plane and you will be charged for a certain weight.
The costs of our vehicles are very high. The vehicle, which carries 1.000 passengers per 50 kilometers per day, will now carry 25 passengers and in this case, the damage of the vehicle is 800 thousand pounds per trip. ”
Turkey Chambers and Stock Exchanges Association of Highway Passenger Transport Council Chairman Mustafa Yildirim
“DO NOT DEPUT PIRATE CARRIERS”
Stating that discounts on bridges and highways during the epidemic period will reduce the costs of bus companies, Yıldırım said, “Citizens should not respect pirate transporters in this process. Now it is a period to be charged per kilometer. Passengers carried up to 800 lira. We want discounts on bridges and highways, we want to move the citizens cheaper. ”