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Jakarta Post

City to set new routes for 'delman' drivers

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 2 2008   /  01:33 pm

The Jakarta administration on Wednesday promised new locations for delman (traditional buggy) drivers to operate, following a ban on their operation inside National Monument (Monas) Park. "The administration and the Central Jakarta municipality will cooperate to find suitable locations for the delman so the drivers will not lose their income," said assistant to city secretary for people's welfare, Aurora Frida Tambunan. Representatives for the delman drivers and the Indonesian Poor People Union met at City Hall to discuss the issue. Dozens of delman drivers protested in front of City Hall, the third time in two weeks, bringing their decorated buggies with them. The administration failed to respond to the first two rallies. In all three protests, delman drivers urged the provincial and Central Jakarta municipality administrations to grant them permi...