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Jakarta Post

Water pipe leak delays development of Tanah Abang sky bridge

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 3, 2018   /   02:22 pm
Water pipe leak delays development of Tanah Abang sky bridge Jl. Jatibaru in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta is inundated following a damaged water pipe of PT Pam Lyonnaise Jaya during the development of a sky bridge on Aug. 2. ( Nuris Velarosdela)

The construction of a sky bridge connecting Tanah Abang Station in Central Jakarta with all blocks of Tanah Abang market has been postponed after a water pipe was damaged during construction causing it to leak.

The pipe, with a diameter of 90 cm, managed by PT Lyonnaise Jaya (Palyja), was damaged while the workers were drilling to build the foundations for the sky bridge.

The streets in front of Tanah Abang station were inundated with 30 cm of water. reported on Friday that the workers found it difficult to repair the pipe because it was installed around power cables and located near the station's walls.

The construction of the sky bridge began on Aug. 1.

President director of city-owned developer PD Sarana Jaya Pembangunan, Yoory C. Pinontoan, said the company wished to finish the project in mid-October.

Yoory said 300 street vendors who usually did their business in the area would be relocated to another area during the construction. (cal)