KUALA LUMPUR: Starting today, the public can check the status of their towed vehicles through mobile applications, WhatsApp and Telegram, as well as SMS.
The service was made available by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) with cooperation from the Road Transport Department.
Mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said the status of the towed vehicles can be checked by sending the vehicle's registration number to 013-666 3255 either via WhatsApp, Telegram or SMS.
"From there, we will inform the vehicle owners the location of their towed vehicles and the compound fine to pay.
"To ensure that the public are well aware of the service, DBKL has put up 30 information notices around the city, especially in towing hotspots such as in Bukit Bintang, Jalan Pudu and Bangsar areas," he told reporters.
Ahmad Phesal said the opening of the new Towed Vehicle Storage Depot in Jalan Galloway would enable owners in the city to reclaim their towed vehicles from a nearer location.
"Prior to this, many city dwellers lamented having to reclaim their vehicles from a towed vehicle depot in Jinjang, which is quite far from here.
"So, we set up this depot here (Jalan Galloway), which will be operating 24 hours to ease in reclaiming their vehicles," he said.
He said between January and September this year, 6,105 vehicles had been towed in the city, involving compound fines of RM143,370. - Bernama