Jakarta's pedestrian bridges to be free from vendors

Governor Joko Widodo said on Monday that having dealt with street vendors who were causing traffic congestion around markets across the city, he would clear all pedestrian bridges of vendors.

"We have been taking care of the street vendors first. After that, we will turn our attention to vendors on pedestrian bridges over main streets in the city," he said as quoted by tribunnews.com.

He admitted that there were still some major problems that needed to be handled and addressed one by one.

"It is impossible to address all the problems at the same time," he said, adding that vendors knew full well that they were not allowed to sell their goods on pedestrian bridges. He, therefore, advised them to move to authorised sites, such as markets or malls, rather than waiting to be evicted.