‘Pay up before MPS officers come knocking’

Mohd Yazid: We hope the discount will encourage people to be responsible citizens

SELAYANG Municipal Council (MPS) is urging motorists to settle their outstanding compounds and fines before enforcement officers come knocking.

The council said they were owed some RM145mil in unpaid parking fines from 2002 to date.

“We have so far recovered only about RM267,000 in arrears for parking-related offences,” said MPS president Mohd Yazid Sairi.

“Our enforcement department’s revenue collection unit has been going door to door to get people to pay up outstanding parking and non-parking-related fines,” he said after the monthly full board meeting.

He said more punitive measures could be taken against those who refused to pay, including legal action.

As an incentive to get people to settle their compounds, MPS is holding a parking compound reduction campaign until Oct 15.

“The discount offered is RM10 for every compound.

“We hope this will encourage people to do their duty and be responsible citizens,” said Mohd Yazid.

Payments can also be made via the Flexi Parking and Smart Selangor Parking apps, he added.

Meanwhile, MPS councillors have requested that the project developers and contractors involved in the construction of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) provide regular updates to the council.

They said this after ECRL consultants gave a briefing on the proposed alignment in the Gombak district.

Mohd Yazid said a public hearing process would take place to include the ECRL alignment in the Selayang local plan.

“As we expect the MPS Local Plan 2030 (Replacement) to be gazetted soon, the ECRL will be an amendment to the plan.

“The costs will be borne by the project proponents and will have to undergo the amendment process,” he explained.

Last year, Selangor allowed the 170km-long Section C of the ECRL to revert to its original alignment which would pass through northern Gombak.

Section C of ECRL is made up of the C1 stretch (from Mentakab in Pahang to ITT Gombak) and the C2 stretch, which is 74.25km and covers four stations – Serendah Baru (passenger and cargo), Puncak Alam (passenger), Kapar (passenger) and Port Klang (passenger and cargo).

The ECRL is a 640km railway link connecting states in the east coast and west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, which aims to reduce land travel time between both regions.

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