Public transport to resume on Monday, June, 8 in north Cyprus, public drivers plan protest

Local and intercity public transport service will resume on Monday, June 8 in north Cyprus but may be affected by a protest by public drivers on Monday morning.

According to an announcement by the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, the service will start with the following rules:

-All vehicles will be disinfected before and after the trip.  
-Drivers and ticket sellers will use masks.  
-All passengers will be required to wear a mask.  
-Each vehicle will have a hand disinfectant during the trip.
-Each vehicle will be able to accommodate as many passengers.  
-Every vehicle will be ventilated frequently.  
-All routes will be frequently inspected by Traffic Department inspectors and Ministry of Health Public Health inspectors.  
-The 1181 Alo Transport Line will be active 24/7 for any problem that may arise within this framework. 

In this framework, a series of studies will be implemented in the light of the problems faced by the sector, especially during the closed period.

Accordingly, the trips that will start on June 8 will be observed with sector representatives and incentives will be implemented during the period to be determined with the sector, especially within the framework of passengers.

Meanwhile, bus drivers said they will take action in Lefkosa on Monday, June, 8 to express their demands for the transportation sector.

The drivers will end their action in front of the Prime Ministry after making a statement.

Public Spokesperson for the Association (Kar-İş), Zekai in a written statement on the subject, said, 

We will not start public transport without making necessary arrangements for the sector and providing exemptions, support and contributions. We will be on an indefinite strike starting tomorrow.

Kar-İş members will meet at the Lefkosa bus terminal tomorrow at 09.30, and will make a press statement in front of the Parliament at 10.30, then close the contact in front of the Prime Ministry.

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