PETALING JAYA: The next time you park in Kuala Lumpur's city centre, make sure that you complete your work within two hours.
Because starting July 16, parking will be limited to two hours (metered on road parking) only. After that you will not be allowed to top up the meter.
This according to Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor is to deter motorists from hogging parking space for long hours and depriving others from parking.
“We also want to encourage people to take the public transport when they come into the city as well as encourage people to park at designated parking centres and walk,’’ Tengku Adnan said Saturday, adding that he was doing city folk a favour by helping them stay healthy.
“We also increase the parking fee to RM2 for the first hour and RM3 for the second hour. Anyone who surpasses the two hour limit will find your cars clamped or towed away; in fact we won’t even summon you,’’ he added.
He elaborated that the two hour ruling will start at CBD (Central Business District) areas like Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Ampang and other areas in the city centre.
He added that for the moment they were still studying on whether to implement it in Brickfields, but said that townships like Bangsar, Kepong, Hartamas will not be affected just yet.
Tengku Adnan was speaking to reporters after launching the new tunnel at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (formerly Jalan Duta) heading to the Jalan Sultan Iskandar (formerly Mahameru highway) in the city on July 2.
He added that Kuala Lumpur City Hall would be installing more electronic boards to show the number of available parking space inside complexes and commercial buildings to deter people from parking on roads.
Tengku Adnan said that future plans to ease congestion in the CBD area include building trams and introducing congestion charge like Singapore’s ALS system (Area Licensing System)