By Muhammed Ali Gurtas
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's bridge and road tolls income totaled some 450 million Turkish liras ($84 million) in the first quarter of 2019, official figures revealed on Wednesday.
The General Directorate of Highways reported that the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, connecting Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus in Istanbul, yielded nearly 105 million Turkish liras ($19.5 million).
According to official figures, highway tolls income reached around 345 million Turkish liras ($64.5 million).
In the January-March period, over 100 million motor vehicles paid tolls to use highways and bridges in the country.
Last year, more than 463 million vehicles used Turkey’s toll bridges and roads, while fees totaled nearly 2.2 billion Turkish liras ($450 million).