MPAJ sets up one-stop centre to handle disused vehicles

Ampang Jaya folk can surrender their derelict vehicles to the council’s one-stop centre for proper disposal. — Filepic

A one-stop centre (OSC) has been set up by Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) to handle the disposal of disused vehicles.

MPAJ president Dr Ani Ahmad said vehicles that could be surrendered by residents included cars, motorcycles and bicycles.

“No fee is charged for the service.

“Applications will be processed within 48 hours, after which MPAJ will collect the vehicle,” she said during the full board meeting yesterday.

She added that the local council would work with the Road Transport Department and MyEG Sdn Bhd to handle all the paperwork.

Ani said MPAJ was the first local authority to undertake such an initiative, which aimed to reduce complaints over abandoned vehicles.

She said the local council faced difficulties in dealing with the issue, as it had to comply with the law.

“MPAJ must issue a notice and give a grace period for the owner to remove their vehicle before we can proceed with further action.

“If the owner fails to comply, then we need to obtain a court order to dispose of the vehicle but this process is costly.

“With our new initiative, we hope to get owners to cooperate voluntarily,” she said.

She added that surrendered vehicles would be sent to MPAJ depots.

Separately, Ani said MPAJ had collected some RM45.8mil in assessment taxes as of June 30, which was a 1.3% increase compared to a similar period last year.

“We have also collected RM10.1mil in arrears, which makes up 59% of the RM17mil total amount owed,” she said.

She further said that MPAJ aimed to collect RM2.5mil in arrears from over 200 commercial premises in Taman Dagang Jaya.

“Last month, we issued Notice E to these premises and managed to recover some RM109,000.”

Notice E is a reminder for property owners to settle any outstanding payment within 14 days to prevent their items from being confiscated.

MPAJ had also issued a similar notice to 715 property owners in Pandan Indah to collect combined arrears of RM1.7mil, said Ani.

For details about the disused vehicle disposal scheme, call MPAJ Enforcement Department at 03-4285 7024 or visit intranet.

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