A new three-storey carpark for Phase 4B government quarters in Precinct 8, Putrajaya, is set to put an end to residents’ parking woes.
Existing facilities such as a futsal court and gazebo will have to make way for the RM5mil carpark project which will be built with funds allocated under the 11th Malaysia Plan.
The carpark will have 122 bays, including parking bays for the disabled.
This is in addition to the existing bays around the government quarters.
Resident Fadzilah Ismail, 50,
a nurse, said it was a pity the recreational space would have to go.
“This is where residents would hold Hari Raya parties, weddings and get-togethers.
“But the inconveniences of double-parking has become increasingly stressful of late.
“So the loss of our recreational space is a necessary sacrifice,” she said.
Another resident Wan Noor Azila Zulkifli, 47, a housewife, said she looked forward to the carpark but was worried about the scramble for parking space during the construction period which was estimated to take up to 18 months.
Wan Noor Azila said currently, residents parked their vehicles by the roadside and grass patches in a haphazard manner.
She was concerned that the situation would worsen once construction work begins.
“I hope a traffic impact assessment can be made and a temporary solution found for those who will have to vacate their bays when construction starts,” she said.
Putrajaya Resident Council (MPPP) Datuk Nordin Hasan said taking into account residents’ complaints that government quarters were being occupied by outsiders, it was worthwhile for the authorities to implement security measures like an access card system once the facility was completed.
“In the past, residents have complained of abandoned vehicles occupying their parking bays. Outsiders (from the shops nearby) are also known to park here,” he said.
However, he hoped residents would also be mindful of their neighbours when it came to vehicle ownership.
In modern households, it is not uncommon for a unit to have three vehicles when the children reached adulthood.
However, in the quarters’ original planning, parking allocation was one vehicle per unit plus another 20% allowance for visitor parking.
In a statement issued by Putrajaya Corporation, the main contractor for the project would be appointed via tender which was expected to be finalised by July.
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