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Jakarta records nearly 5,000 sidewalk violations in two weeks

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 14, 2017   /   08:45 pm
Jakarta records nearly 5,000 sidewalk violations in two weeks Pedestrians walk on a sidewalk that has been turned into a food stall strip on Jl. Sudirman in Central Jakarta. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Two weeks after the Jakarta administration announced Bulan Patuh Trotoar (Orderly Sidewalk Month) to discipline vendors and motorists who encroach on sidewalks, the city’s Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) has found 4,799 violations.

As of Sunday, 1,005 violations were committed by street vendors and 417 by motorcyclists; 1,884 cases were related to unorganized parking and the remaining 1,493 violations were categorized as miscellaneous, agency head Yani Wahyu told reporters at City Hall on Monday.

“Most of the violations occurred in Tanah Abang and Sawah Besar in Central Jakarta, Mampang in South Jakarta and Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta,” he said, as quoted by kompas.com.

He added that in disciplining street vendors, his agency had teamed up with The Jakarta Cooperatives, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Trade (KUKMP) Agency, which supports hawkers.

The program is carried out in response to complaints by pedestrians that it was uncomfortable and unsafe to walk on the city’s 400 kilometers of sidewalks, as they were clogged with food stalls and parking vehicles in many places. (fac)