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Jakarta Post

City clamps down on ilegally parking

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 3 2008   /  11:14 am

The Jakarta administration on Friday unveiled a new weapon in the war on illegal parking: wheel clamps. Officers from the city transportation agency slapped wheel clamps on at least 13 cars, part of a new drive to curb illegal parking. The initiative is a joint effort with the Jakarta Police, which on Friday ticketed 52 illegally parked motorcycles and cars by 2 p.m. Transportation agency official Riza Hashim said in West Jakarta, agency officers locked the wheels of two cars on Jl. Gadjah Mada at 8:30 a.m. and one on Jl. Hayam Wuruk, which was illegally parked in front of a Super Indo mart, at around 1:30 p.m. "The agency released the two cars on Jl. Gadjah Mada later in the afternoon after their owners claimed them," he said, adding the owners were issued tickets. Friday's measures represent a new tactic in the battle against illegal pa...