FINDING parking spots around SS2 and Section 17 in Petaling Jaya on any day of the week is almost impossible, and this is compounded with unscrupulous business owners illegally hoarding available bays.
The problem of many parking spaces blocked by illegal structures like orange traffic cones, chairs and concrete poles is still rampant, despite strict enforcement by Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ).
Moreover, parking in business-centric areas are always snapped up fast, so business owners have a penchant for reserving the bays by any means possible.
To address the parking shortage problem caused by misuse, MBPJ said in a statement that from January to May 31 this year, it issued 22 compounds and eight notices in SS2, and 30 compounds and three notices in Section 17.
“These offences are classified under the Road, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133). Compounding and confiscation can be exercised if an individual or owner of the premises commits an offence by placing barriers on parking bays in Petaling Jaya. “If found guilty, a fine of RM250 will be issued and if convicted, a fine not exceeding RM500 and the second and subsequent convictions shall not exceed RM1,000.”
MBPJ said there were 2,122 on-street parking spaces in SS2 (including 52 rented by business owners) and 254 parking spaces in Section 17, including one rented bay.
All leased parking bays must be open to the public after 6.30pm, it added.
The public can register complaints through firstname.lastname@example.org, 24-hour hotline at 03-7954 2020, Facebook at www.facebook.com/mbpjaduan, website at https://embpj.mbpj.gov.my, or download the “eAduan MBPJ” mobile app from Google Playstore or Apple App Store.
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