More than a hundred street vendors were evicted on Monday from the area where they usually run their business, under the Arif Rahman Hakim (ARH) overpass in Depok, West Java.
Depok Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) head Yayan Arianto said the street vendors had occupied sidewalks and caused traffic congestion.
“We demolished their shops to ease traffic flow from Depok bus station to Jl. Baru, Jl. Arif Rahman Hakim and Jl. Margonda,” he said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
Yayan said the Depok bus station would be renovated soon and that there would be a temporary bus station in front of Depok Baru train station, from which public vehicles will depart through the road under the overpass.
“We’ve notified the street vendors prior to the eviction. Some have voluntarily moved, while some others should be demolished by force,” he added. (vla)