PUTRAJAYA Corporation (PPj) is trying to alleviate the parking problem at Parcel E in Precinct 1 and Putrajaya Hospital in Precinct 7.
Both locations are notorious for illegal parking even though parking facilities are provided nearby.
PPj president Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat announced that 450 parking bays at the parking lot along Lebuh Perdana Timur would be reserved for government servants at Parcel E, while 500 bays at the Park and Ride complex in Precinct 7 will be dedicated to Putrajaya Hospital staff.
The monthly fees to park at both parking lots would be borne by the ministries.
During Aseh’s visit to both parking lots recently, the facilities appeared underutilised with many bays vacant.
The parking rate is RM1 per hour at Precinct E and RM2 per day at the Park and Ride complex.
The Park and Ride complex is located next to Putrajaya Sentral.
Visitors who park at the complex can use the Nadi Putra buses at Putrajaya Sentral for free.
Free shuttle buses are also provided by the hospital from Putrajaya Sentral.
Meanwhile, Aseh also announced that the open space between the Park and Ride complex and Putrajaya Hospital would be tarred.
The open space is a popular parking spot among motorists.
“We will be calling for quotations for the tarring works,” Aseh said.
Putrajaya Hospital director Dr Nora’i Mohd Said, who was present at the Park and Ride complex, said patients and their families were frustrated when they could not get parking spots at the hospital.
“Their complaints are not about our medical services but about the parking facility,” she said.
She added that the hospital has about 1,600 staff members and receives 1,000 outpatients and 2,000 visitors a day.
“We hope this new arragement would help with the parking situation at our hospital,” she said.