The Jakarta Post
Several closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed along the Kuningan-Mampang underpass in South Jakarta following reports of at least 25 stolen manhole covers along the road.
“The CCTV cameras are also connected to the Jakarta Communications, Information and Statistics Agency’s Jakarta Smart City program,” Jakarta’s Bina Marga Road Agency’s intersection construction division head, Hananto Krisna, said on Monday as reported by tempo.co.
He added that the CCTV cameras were installed in six locations along the underpass.
The underpass was inaugurated on April 7 to reduce traffic on Jl. HR Rasuna Said and Jl. Mampang Prapatan, but in May, 25 steel manhole covers along the road were stolen.
The construction company for the underpass, PT Adhi Karya, had to replace them with new manhole covers and welded them into the road.
However, in June, an additional nine manhole covers were stolen, and on Aug. 22 another two went missing before any perpetrators could be discovered.
Mampang Police chief Comr. Tri Harjadi said the police were still investigating the thefts and had questioned several witnesses as well as surveyed several secondhand warehouses. (ami)