MRT Corp says parking spots reserved for staff, disabled

Yee highlighting the fact that parking bays at the Kepong Baru MRT station are off-limits to the public. — SS KANESAN/The Star

THE parking spaces at Jalan Rimbunan Raya 1 near Kepong Baru MRT station in Kuala Lumpur are for the use of staff and persons with disabilities, says Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp).

This response comes in light of questions raised by local activist Yee Poh Ping regarding the newly installed signage at the carpark entrance.

The signs had led some to believe that the bays were exclusively designated for individuals with disabilities, but a barrier prevented access to them.

“We have kept the parking area reserved for our staff, but we have now opened up the bays for individuals with disabilities to use.

“If you wish to park, just give us a call using the number provided at the entrance.

“One of our employees will promptly come down, open the gate and guide you to the parking space,” the spokesperson said in a media statement.

Yee had in a press conference pointed out the limited number of parking spaces available for visitors at the Laman Rimbunan commercial area.

Due to the lack of parking spots, he said visitors resorted to double-parking which led to traffic congestion in the area.

He said that out of the total 52 exclusive parking bays designated for staff and persons with disabilities, a significant number remain unoccupied and underutilised.

Yee urged MRT Corp to address the parking issue in the area, which was first highlighted by StarMetro on April 25.

“We want them to see the situation here for themselves and discuss the issue with us.

“The parking bays should be open to the public as it would be more convenient for MRT users to park their cars there instead of occupying spaces in the commercial area,” he said.

Yee proposed that MRT Corp create parking facilities for its staff beneath the station while opening up the current parking space for public use.

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