DBKL starts towing away illegally parked vehicles in Mont Kiara

A vehicle parked illegally along Jalan Kiara 1 being towed away.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is getting tough on motorists who park illegally on the streets in Mont Kiara.

Its Enforcement director Osman Ismail said 12 vehicles had been towed since June 1.

Compounds had also been issued to errant motorists in several locations, particularly the Solaris Mont Kiara commercial area and residential roads such as Jalan Kiara, Jalan Kiara 1 and Jalan Kiara 4.

“Some owners quickly removed their vehicles upon seeing enforcement officers there,” said Osman, reminding motorists to comply with the rules and regulations.

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He added that the towing and issuance of compounds for illegally parked vehicles would continue.

Residents said they were glad the vehicles illegally parked along the roadside had been towed away.

They hope that the drastic action will serve as a warning to others.

10 Mont Kiara Joint Management Committee (JMC) chairman Hiten Asher said vehicles that obstructed traffic were a nuisance.

“Those who park illegally are working nearby.

“We hope a more permanent solution will be implemented, such as installing plastic bollards at the roadside to deter people from parking illegally,” he said.

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Asher also hoped illegal vendors trading along the roadside would be penalised.

“There was a vendor still trading on the roadside during the towing operations yesterday,” he noted.

JMC resident manager Sobel Phang hoped DBKL would continue with towing operations and issue summonses to motorists who broke the law.

“We hope the roads here will be free of illegally parked vehicles for good,” he told StarMetro.

Office worker Shanta Manickam, 34, said it was high time action was taken.

Shanta, who works in Solaris Mont Kiara, said the situation had worsened over the past few months.

“Since business has started to pick up, I notice more cars parked at any available space.

“There needs to be a long-term solution, otherwise it will keep occurring,” she added.

On May 20, StarMetro reported that DBKL would start operations to tow away vehicles in June following numerous complaints of the indiscriminate parking.

An April 13 report highlighted that DBKL had issued 2,386 compounds for illegal parking along Jalan Kiara 1 and Jalan Kiara 4 last year.

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