THE Light Rail Transit (LRT) Kelana Jaya Line in Subang Jaya will open to the public end of next month, but the absence of its planned park-and-ride facility there has raised concerns on potential parking woes.
Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh questioned the status of two carparks for commuters at the six LRT stations for the service that ran from the SS16 commercial area to USJ 13.
She said Prasarana Malaysia Berhad had, in its planning permission, submitted to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) that there would be park-and-ride facilities at the stations near Subang Parade (Station Four) with 1,384 lots and Summit USJ (Station Seven) with 1,475 lots.
“Can they complete the park-and-ride in time with the stations to open in end of June?
“If not, how will they deal with the parking?” said Yeoh, during a press conference at her office in Subang Jaya yesterday.
She claimed to have met representatives from Prasarana and Sime Darby and said their explanations contradicted, though both commented about land acquisition issues between the companies.
Under Section 28 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1976, a local planning authority like MPSJ can compel a developer and land occupier (like Prasarana and Sime Darby) to conform with the original design proposed in their planning permissions.
Yeoh said the Act would allow the council to stop the LRT from operating until the initial plan of having parking facilities had been complied with.
She warned potential LRT riders that residents associations in nearby areas had called for action to be taken against those who parked their vehicles in their housing estates.
When contacted, Prasarana said it would look into the matter.