Anger over 150% hike for DBKL parking bays


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016

Big hike: Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan consultant Datuk Nik Haidi Nik Mohamad inspecting one of the parking terminals which were upgraded to reflect the new rates.

KUALA LUMPUR: The increased parking charges for bays owned by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) have shocked and angered city folk as the new rates took effect yesterday.

A check by StarMetro found that motorists within the Central Business District (CBD) were upset that they had to fork out 150% more to park in the area.

The rates were increased from the usual 80 sen per hour to RM2 for the first hour, and RM3 for the subsequent hours.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz reiterated that the increase was necessary to help free up space while encouraging the use of public transportation.

He said 100 enforcement officers were mobilised to help in the transition.

“The rate has not been reviewed for the past 40 years and the charges are still lower than in other Asian countries.

“We hope this will reduce at least one million vehicles coming into the city every day,” he said.

The new parking charges are being enforced in stages from now until Aug 1, which will see an increase of between 100% and 200%, depending on the locality.

Rates will eventually go up by next month in zones outside the city where the parking charges are currently at 50 sen per hour. Depending on the zones, motorists will be charged RM1.50 or RM1 per hour.

DBKL owns 46,100 metered parking bays in the city; 22% or 9,914 are located at the CBD area.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Nation

Leaders pay tribute to Tun Salleh Abas - ‘an icon in Malaysia's legal landscape'
Police issue timely SOP reminders via graphics on FB
Private hospitals to insurance firms: Extend coverage for Covid-19 treatment
Cops arrest two men in connection with snatch theft case
Former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas passes away, aged 91
Get ready for a better and OXpicious new year
Miti is the avenue to get answers
Klang cops shed light on permitted operation
So can they open for business or not?
End of the road for two motorcycle theft gangs

Stories You'll Enjoy