Section 14 gazetted as towing hotspot in Shah Alam


Flashback to the letter in The Star on Feb 16.

THE Section 14 administrative and commercial centre of Shah Alam, Selangor is a hotspot where vehicles will be towed away for being parked at non-designated parking zones or obstructing traffic.

Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) will also tow away vehicles parked in similar conditions in parts of Kota Kemuning and Sungai Buloh.

“The entire Shah Alam city centre area in Section 14 has been gazetted as a vehicle towing zone,” said MBSA Corporate and Public Relations Department director Mohd Azhar Mohd Sharif in a statement.

“Any vehicle found illegally parked here, such as around Kompleks PKNS and Plaza Alam Sentral, will be towed to MBSA’s towing depot in Section 17.”

He was responding to a letter by a reader who questioned MBSA’s criteria for towing away cars titled,“Towed car sparks questions about city development”, published on Feb 16.

“While the complainant did not state which part of Shah Alam the incident happened, our internal checks showed that his car was parked in a towing zone near a park.

“The enforcement officers took action based on procedures set by the council, including issuing a slip and affixing it to a cone at the site to notify the owner his car had been towed.

“This is also to deter other vehicles parking at the same location and obstructing traffic.”

Mohd Azhar said the towing action was carried out under Park By-law (MBSA) 2005 Provision 8(1), whereby motorised vehicles cannot be parked anywhere within a park area, except at spaces designated for parking.

To address the lack of parking, he said MBSA had implemented the two-hour parking system in 67 bays in selected areas under the council’s administration.

The system, enforced from Jan 4 this year, aimed to provide parking spaces for the public, especially for those who need them for a short period.

The areas where the two-hour parking system had been implemented were Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah D 9/D in Section 9, Jalan Pahat F 15/F in Section 15, Jalan Sepadu B 25/B in Section 25, Taman Sri Muda, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla N 31/N in Section 31, Kota Kemuning as well as Jalan Prima R U13/R and Jalan Prima F U13/F in Section U13, Setia Alam.

Mohd Azhar said a compound and towing charge of RM270 would be imposed on a car or van, while RM350 would be levied for 4WD vehicles and lorries.

There was also an impound cost of RM10 per night for storing a vehicle at the depot.

Owners could claim their vehicles according to location, namely MBSA towing depot in Section 17, MBSA Kota Kemuning branch office in Section 31 and MBSA Sungai Buloh branch office towing depot in Section U16, Bukit Subang.

For enquiries, call MBSA’s main towing depot at 03-5541 6879 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ddexdyfk

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