PETALING Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will instal lifts in its Complex A and C multistorey carpark in Section 52, Petaling Jaya New Town by January next year.
Bukit Gasing assemblyman R. Rajiv said the work would cost RM1.5mil.
The four-storey carpark each have 400 parking bays and mostly used by the public and council staff.
“These buildings are old and since the ground and first floor of the Complex A carpark are reserved for council staff, the lifts will make it easier for senior citizens,” he said.
Complex A was built in the 1970s while Complex C at least a decade later. Presently, everyone uses the staircase in the building to access the floors.
Rajiv said the lift design would be ready by May and the tender process would take place in June, while the commencement would be in July.
Rajiv said there was the possibility that an automobile business renting the rooftop space of Complex C would be asked to leave once the lifts were installed.
“They were renting the second floor in 2013 but we told them to move to the rooftop and the parking bays in Complex C were underutilised most of the time.
“But once the lifts are ready next year and if there is good occupancy, the automobile business must leave,” he said.
MBPJ also manages the carpark in Section 14 and it is well-utilised because there are lifts.
Councillor Terence Tan hoped the public would make use of the Complex A and C carparks once the lifts are installed.
In the past, the public had complained that both carparks were inconvenient, especially for the elderly.
In the last year, the exterior of Complex A and C carparks were decorated with murals and refurbished with better lighting.
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