Turkey: Road, bridge tolls reap nearly $72 million
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey received 271.7 million Turkish Liras (nearly $72 million) in tolls in the first two months of 2018, the Turkish General Directorate of Highways (KGM) revealed on March 26.
The first and second bridges over the Bosphorus in Istanbul yielded over 80.9 million Turkish Liras ($21.4 million), while highway tolls throughout Turkey earned almost 191 million liras ($50.5 million) from January to February, according to the data.
The figures showed more than 103 million vehicles went through the toll booths during the same period.
In February, almost 50 million vehicles used Turkey’s bridges and highways, paying a total of 130.5 million liras ($34.5 million).
The USD/TRY rate was 3.7869 on average last month, while one dollar was traded for 3.7792 liras on average in the first two months of 2018.
Drivers in Turkey pay 8.75 liras ($2.2) for bridge tolls, with higher fees for vehicles with more than two axles.