114 nabbed in last joint op of the year


No parking: A DBKL enforcement officer summoning a car that was parked on a yellow line in Jalan Masjid India.

No parking: A DBKL enforcement officer summoning a car that was parked on a yellow line in Jalan Masjid India.

THE last leg of Operasi Halang in Kuala Lumpur saw 114 compounds and summonses issued and two cars towed away.

The 26th operation for 2013 was organised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in collaboration with the police, Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), along Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Lebuh Pasar and Jalan Ampang.

A total of 21 officers from the various agencies were involved.

DBKL Traffic Enforcement Department chief inspector Afzal Nizan Abd Latif, who led the team, said the number of compounds and summonses issued last year was more than double the figure for 2012.

“In 2012, we issued 1,455 compounds and summonses, and 3,475 in 2013.

“Buses and taxis illegally waiting for passengers by the roadside is one of the main causes of traffic congestion.

“Vehicle parked along yellow lines and non-designated parking areas also contribute to the congestion,” he said at a press conference at the DBKL Safety and Transport Department’s operations room in Jalan Tun Razak.