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Never mind parking tickets, DBKL to tow vehicles obstructing traffic


Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will simply tow cars away if they are found to be obstructing traffic during the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. - Filepic.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will simply tow cars away if they are found to be obstructing traffic during the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. - Filepic.

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has warned that it will tow away vehicles that obstruct traffic during the 29th Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. 

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said they would try not to give parking tickets unless the parked vehicles were causing traffic congestion. 

“Nowadays, we don’t give parking tickets. 

“We just tow (the cars) away if they are obstructing traffic,” he told reporters at the launch Tower 2 of The Park 2 Pavilion Bukit Jalil at the Bukit Jalil Sales Gallery. 

Tengku Adnan said DBKL enforcement officers and police were working together to ensure there were no traffic congestions especially near the venues of events. 

“We have provided enough parking spaces. We encourage locals to use the LRT to the venues for the games especially to Bukit Jalil. 

“In fact, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin himself has taken the LRT to Bukit Jalil,” he said. 

In his speech at the event in Bukit Jalil, Tengku Adnan urged the private sector to adopt pocket parks close to their projects, encouraging, for instance, Malton Bhd to adopt the 80-acre park nearby. 

“They can do it as part of their corporate social responsibility by maintaining and providing better facilities to the people,” he said.  

On another matter, Tengku Adnan said Taman Tasik Titiwangsa would be closed after the SEA Games. 

Previously, it had been reported that the park would be closed to the public from January 2017 to December 2018 for works on the River of Life (RoL) project. Following that, it was suggested that the park remain open to public until June this year.

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