Minister Yanik visited the Etiler Nursing Home and the shopkeepers on the Bebek beach.
Yanik, chatting with the shopkeepers and listening to their problems, made a statement to the members of the press on the “Regulation Amending the Regulation on the Procedures and Principles Regarding the Income Support Payment to be Made within the Scope of Free Travel” published in the Official Gazette today.
Indicating that they will have good news for tradesmen, especially those engaged in urban public transportation and maritime transport, Yanık said, “You know, the disabled and the elderly have the opportunity to travel free of charge, and when our disabled and elderly citizens travel for free, we actually pay their travel fees as the state. In this sense, especially other private sector transportation, including our municipalities operating in public transportation, had a demand for increasing wages. Actually, we increased it in 2022, but there was a need to make an update again.” he said.
Providing information about the published regulation, Minister Yanık continued as follows:
“As of Wednesday, May 24, 2023, the change regarding the income support payment to be made within the scope of free travel has been published in the Official Gazette. Accordingly, the payment we made for the city private sea transportation vehicle has increased from 2 thousand 250 liras to 3 thousand 375 liras; increased from 2 thousand 992 liras to 4 thousand 500 liras for public transportation vehicles. Therefore, these income support payments will be effective as of July 1, 2023. Thus, an increase of 50 percent was made.”
Noting that the free travel application for the disabled and the elderly in public transportation vehicles has been in effect since 2015, Yanık stated that the total payment they made was 1 billion 662 million liras.
Minister Yanık said, “In the upcoming period, we will continue to support public transportation companies or individuals, including our municipalities, so that disabled citizens and elderly people can benefit from public transportation facilities free of charge in the city. let it be,” he said.
“In a sense, there are also studies to provide data”
Mentioning that they met with the shopkeepers in Bebek today, Yanık said:
“We met with a group of tradesmen who are generally nice, extremely curious and open to asking questions. Of course, the election work is important for us in terms of answering the questions that arise in the minds of our citizens, including our shopkeepers, and listening to their criticisms, suggestions and comments, if any. In a sense, there are also studies to provide data. Therefore, there are very nice and mutually open-hearted meetings that they ask and we answer with all our openness and transparency. It is very enjoyable.”