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Jakarta Post

Vacant land graveyard for old, rusty vehicles in Greater Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 2, 2019   /  08:23 am
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Private vehicles and public buses are left stranded and unused at Rawa Buaya bus terminal in West Jakarta on July 26.(JP/Robert Yota)

Venture around the parking lot of Rawa Buaya bus terminal in West Jakarta and you will come across rusty old buses, angkot (public minivans), taxis, branded SUVs and sedans laid to rest on the grass. They seem to be endless from one field to the next, at least a couple of hundred vehicles practically turning the area into an auto junkyard. It has been a while since news spread about the unique location of a massive vehicle junkyard in one of the cities’ oldest bus terminals in West Jakarta. West Jakarta Transportation Agency head Irawan Setyawan said most of the vehicles’ permits had expired and could not be renewed because they already passed the maximum age limit. “Public transportation vehicles aged 10 years and older at the permit renewal deadline lose eligibility,” Irawan told The Jakarta Post recently. According to the agency’s...