World Bulletin / News Desk
The July 15 Martyrs' Bridge and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, both of which are over the Bosphorus connecting Europe to Asia, yielded around 268.3 million liras ($76.65 million), while the highways earned 845.35 million Turkish liras ($241.5 million), according to data released by the Turkish Highways Directorate.
The figures indicate that around 386.3 million vehicles paid tolls in the period. Drivers in Turkey paid 4.75 Turkish liras ($1.36) for the bridge tolls, with higher fees for vehicles with more than two axles.
This November, over 33.5 million vehicles used Turkey’s toll bridges and toll roads, paying a total of nearly 100 million Turkish liras ($28.5 million).
Last year, 412.4 million vehicles used the toll bridges and roads in Turkey, paying 880.2 million Turkish liras ($290.4 million). The bridge toll at that time was 4.25 Turkish liras ($1.21) per passage.