Parking rates outside KL's CBD to be reviewed


Newly implemented parking rates outside the Central Business District (CBD) in Kuala Lumpur will be reviewed.

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said there was a confusion of CBD areas which caused some majority residential townships to be included in the steep hike of parking charges.

“The instruction to increase parking charges to RM2 for the first hour and RM3 for the consecutive hours was only for CBD areas. Townships such as TTDI, Bangsar, Sri Hartamas and Kepong were designated as CBD in Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) old structure plan, hence the mistake.

“So, I’ve asked DBKL to relook at the rates and listen to the people affected, to make sure our move was accepted. The rates for the CBD area will remain,” he said at the Federal Territories Ministry Hari Raya open house at Putrajaya Corporation.

StarMetro reported yesterday that parking rates in TTDI would be RM1.50 per hour beginning Aug 1.

He said the parking rates in the city have not been increased in the last 40 years.

“Increase in parking rates is imminent but the quantum will be decided according to the situation.

“We have people who are for and against the move. We have listened the community leaders, MPs and Residents Associations in the affected areas and we will decide.

“Ultimately, we want the city dwellers to use public transport and get rid of those who hog parking lots for the whole day.

"I learnt that there was an increase in public transport usage in the last couple of days, after the hike in parking charges. However, I hope the public will be patient as we look into this matter,” he said.

 

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