This year, the Ramadan Feast will be held from the 3rd of July through the 7th of July. The duration of this religious holiday was protracted from 3 days to 9 days by the decision of the Council of Ministers. In other words, because of this Feast, public employees will be granted a holiday starting from the 2nd of July and running until the 11th of July. Unfortunately, not everyone will be granted a holiday during the Ramadan Feast. Needless to say, the Metropolitan Municipality has given those unable to take a vacation, a pleasant gift. The Municipality has decided to create a discount for public transport services provided by the IETT (Istanbul Electric Tramway and Tunnel Establishments).
During the religious holiday, starting on the 3rd and running through the 5th of July, all public services such as: buses, metrobuses, subways, tramways, the Taksim- Kabataş funicular line, city ferries, telpher lines and private public busses, will provide a 50 percent discount. This discount is applicable to everyone who accesses the IETT services.
Born and raised in Istanbul where I’m a medical student at YeditepeUniversity.