One month parking fee reprieve in Kajang

KAJANG Municipal Council (MPKj) will absorb the fees for all 1,592 parking bays in Taman Orkid, Taman Alam Jaya, Taman Suntex, Taman Emas and Segar Perdana until Oct 16.

Its deputy president Najmuddin Jemain said this followed objections from residents living in apartments above commercial lots in these five areas.

They have had to pay parking fees since Aug 1.

“We gazetted the parking bays and signed the concession agreement with Suasa Efektif (M) Sdn Bhd to manage it. We have to honour that.

“The deferment in fee collection will cost us RM21,900 for the one-month period.

“We plan to offer residents in these commercial areas a subsidised parking rate after Oct 16, ” said Najmuddin during MPKj’s full board meeting.

He added that residents in these five areas had not opposed the move to charge parking prior to the implementation.

“For example, when residents in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn and Bandar Seri Putra rejected the proposal, we postponed the implementation.

“We are working out an appropriate rate for the residents and will inform the councillors and assemblymen soon, ” he said.

MPKj is also studying the feasibility of implementing a one-way traffic flow in Cheras Traders Square.

“It gets very busy in the evenings and eateries often set up tables and chairs at the parking bays and prevent motorists from parking there” said Najmuddin.

He added that MPKj had even stationed an officer at the location but once he leaves, the eateries would continue to put their tables and chairs at the bays.

“We will decide on the next course of action to take against these errant operators, ” added Najmuddin.

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