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Drawing the line at parking







Rajiv (centre), with 
his assistant Amar Doshi (right) and Thayalan, urging the public visiting Section 11 not to park their cars 
on yellow lines.

Rajiv (centre), with his assistant Amar Doshi (right) and Thayalan, urging the public visiting Section 11 not to park their cars on yellow lines.

PARTS of the roadsides in Section 11, Petaling Jaya, have been drawn with yellow lines in a move to address the daily problem of haphazard parking.

From now on, Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will issue summonses, clamp and even tow away vehicles parked along yellow lines in the housing estate.

Bukit Gasing assemblyman R. Rajiv said the move was to create a win-win situation for both residents and patrons of the commercial area in Section 11.

“The situation has been unbearable for residents living near the commercial area, with patrons’ vehicles always parked near their houses.

“The vehicles often obstruct traffic, sometimes even block the entrance of residential houses,” said Rajiv, who was accompanied by Petaling Jaya councillor Thayalan Krishnasamy.

However, the solution to this long-standing issue requires more than just enforcement.

“Some residents were against the council issuing summonses to motorists parking their vehicles here. 

Vehicles parked haphazardly along roads in Section 11 that obstruct traffic, sometimes making it impossible for residents to even leave their house. — CHAN TAK KONG/The Star
Vehicles parked haphazardly along roads in Section 11 that obstruct traffic, sometimes making it impossible for residents to even leave their house. — CHAN TAK KONG/The Star 

“It is difficult to tell if the vehicles belong to residents or visitors to the commercial area,” Rajiv said.

He explained that some residents would also park their vehicles by the side of the road as their house compounds lacked parking space.

“Now, the yellow lines will make it easier for our enforcement officers and it is fair for residents,” he said.

He noted that roads between Jalan 11/2 and Jalan Universiti, especially road corners, have been drawn with the lines.

“The council will actively carry out enforcement by either issuing summonses, clamping or towing vehicles parked on the yellow lines.

“Enforcement will be carried out daily including weekends, and mostly during breakfast and lunch hours,” he added.

As such, the council will give leeway to motorists who park their vehicles at areas in Section 11 without these yellow markings.

Meanwhile, a houseowner in Section 11, who wished to be known only as Ng, said vehicles parked near his house had been a headache for him daily.

“Once, one of my neighbours was doing house renovation and his contractors could not even exit the housing estate. The obstructing vehicle was eventually towed away,” said Ng.

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