WOMEN will have one level of car park dedicated just for them at the Komtar multi-storey car park, which will be upgraded.
Level Five of the nine-level car park will be just for women drivers.
PDC Setia Urus Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Ang Choo Hong said the upgrading works and management of the car park would be undertaken by the Only World Group Holdings Bhd (OWG).
“Level Five is chosen for security reasons, where shoppers can access the upcoming shopping arcade directly as they exit the car park.
“The car park, which has 288 parking lots (including four OKU lots) and 180 motorcycle lots, will be totally transformed after the upgrading works.
“Upgrading works will take about six months to be completed,” Ang told reporters in front of the car park building in Lebuh Tek Soon yesterday.
The car park will remain open to motorists while upgrading works are in progress.
“The upgrading works will include total repainting of the building and parking lots, re-wiring of the electricity supply system, adding more lights, installation of CCTVs, parking lot indicators, auto-pay parking system and replacement of two lifts and one escalator.
“Each car park level will also be painted a different colour for motorists to remember where they have parked their vehicles. The colours will also be indicated in the lifts,” he said.
Ang added that the parking rate would remain the same — RM1 per hour for cars and RM1 per entry for motorcycles.
“Season parking rate for cars will also remain unchanged, at RM100 per month, and RM20 for two months for motorcycles.
“The operation hours of the car park will be extended from the present 7am - 10.30pm, to 24 hours once the upgrading works are done,” he said.
OWG operations director Richard Cheong, who was also present, declined to reveal the cost of the upgrading works.
Also present were Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng and PDC general manager Datuk Rosli Jaafar.