Ops against illegal parking

THE Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) carried out a joint operation with the traffic police against indiscriminate parking in Section 16 and SS21 (Damansara Uptown) yesterday.

The operation was headed by MBPJ enforcement director Fauzi Maarop, who said they would continue with the exercise in Section 14, 16, 21, SS2 and Kelana Jaya.

In Section 16, MPBJ issued about 15 compounds while the police issued five summonses.

“Motorists should not obstruct traffic flow and be a nuisance to others.

“We have seen improvement in Section 16 and other spots after such operations,” Fauzi said.

He added that people needed to be more civic conscious as there was enough parking space.

MBPJ has towed 711 vehicles from January to July 19.

People are required to pay RM310, including towing and storage costs. to get their cars out from the depot in SS8.

The council keeps a detailed report on the physical condition of the vehicles.

During the exercise in SS21 Damansara Uptown, Car Parks Sdn Bhd assistant manager Thomas David thanked MBPJ for carrying out the operation.

He said they had made numerous complaints to the MBPJ on illegal parking.

“People who park legally have trouble getting out because of the vehicles parked indiscriminately.

“The problem has been going on for many years and has become worse over the last five years,” he said.

David said they had reduced the parking rate to RM1 for the first two hours since April.

Initially, the parking rates were RM1.50 per hour, which was later reduced to RM1 after discussions with the MBPJ.

David said the company managed about 3,800 parking bays.

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