Getting strict with parking

A banner has been put up in all commercial areas in Dengkil informing the public of the decision to impose parking fees from next year.

A FEE will be imposed for parking at all commercial areas in Dengkil, Selangor from Jan 1.

Though the charges have not been fixed, Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) president Datuk Abdul Hamid Hussain said the implementation of a parking fee was important to ensure better management and control of parking lots.

He said the move would deter unwanted activities and misuse of parking bays.

“For instance, there are many old and abandoned vehicles hogging parking bays, depriving others from using them.

“Enforcement is easier with the implementation of parking fees at parking spaces.

“Similar fees have been imposed in commercial parking spaces in Cyberjaya in 2015 and Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi (BBST) in 2016.

“MPSepang also has to maintain the parking lots regardless, ” he told StarMetro when contacted.

The parking rate in Cyberjaya and BBST is 40sen per hour.

When asked about the decision to charge fees in a new area at a time when many people were suffering economically due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Abdul Hamid explained that the plan to impose parking fee was approved at the council’s full board meeting in 2014, which resulted in its implementation in phases.He also said that to help those running errands, a fee waiver would be offered to those who park for less than 30 minutes, once a day, provided motorists used the Smart Selangor Parking or Flexi Parking applications.

The commercial areas affected would be Pusat Perdagangan Deluxe, Cyber Valley, Taman Dengkil, Taman Bintang Mas, Taman Timah, Taman Kristal, Taman Mutiara, Taman Nilam, Taman Putra Dengkil, Taman Amentis Utama, Dengkil Centre Point, Taman Dengkil Jaya, Taman Sri Dengkil, Taman Mesra, Taman Datuk N.S. Maniam, Taman Ambar, Taman Intan, Taman Delima and Taman Seri Delima.

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