Locals block Tangerang toll road

TANGERANG: Residents of Karang Tengah in Tangerang put a road block on the Tangerang-Jakarta toll road, halting traffic on one of the most important roads connecting industrial areas in the city.

The residents began the blockade after failed negotiations with toll road operator PT Jasa Marga, which they accused of failing to meet their demands of building pedestrian walkways.

Residents said that since PT Jasa Marga had begun its pro-ject of widening the toll road, the only road through the neighborhood was often submerged in water.

“We are humans not rats or animals. We deserve respect and a decent road and not a rabbit hole,” one of the banners read. — JP

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