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Jakarta Post

Manhole covers on South Jakarta underpass disappear

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 1, 2018   /   03:10 pm
Manhole covers on South Jakarta underpass disappear Holes are seen along the Kuningan-Mampang underpass in South Jakarta as manhole covers are reportedly missing on the afternoon of May 31. ( Sari)

Some 25 manhole covers at the Mampang-Kuningan underpass in South Jakarta have been stolen.

“I’ve just realized [that the covers are gone] on [Thursday] afternoon,” South Jakarta Bina Marga road agency head Agustio Ruhuseto said as quoted by on Thursday.

He also said that he had immediately instructed his team to cover the holes using road blocks to prevent a traffic accident from occurring.

“The placement of road blocks is a temporary measure. We are going to replace them with new permanent covers,” Agustio added.

A motorcyclist named Adi who passed through the underpass that afternoon said the absence of covers had caused an inconvenience.

“A motorist might fall into the hole if they're unaware of the missing covers,” he said. (vla)