PJ RESIDENTS UPSET OVER FAULTY PARKING MACHINE TICKETS
MOTORISTS are urging the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to speed up the process to introduce a new parking system in the district, following the termination of parking concessionaire Godell Parking Sdn Bhd.
Many said the local council should make it convenient for residents to buy parking tickets, should it wish to continue issuing summonses to offenders.
The residents complained that the MBPJ season parking pass, which was introduced following issues with the parking concessionaire, could be bought only at the MBPJ office.
Nurul Anwar, 29, said many parking ticket machines in the commercial area were faulty, forcing people to head for the MBPJ office to get the season parking pass.
“It is not fair that the local council issues summonses to people while ignoring issues faced by the people, such as faulty parking ticket machines and lack of parking bays.
“I wish I can just take public transport to get to work, but the problem is not every area in the district is reachable via the train or bus, and not everyone can afford to take taxis or e-hailing services.
“I hope the local council will look into this matter.”
There are about 21,000 public parking bays in Petaling Jaya.
It was reported that more than half of the 700 parking ticket machines were faulty.
The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) said the process to introduce a new parking system required time.
MBPJ public relations officer Zainun Zakaria said the council would appoint retail shops in commercial areas to be parking coupon agents.
She said the council would not repair faulty ticket machines as they would no longer be used once the new parking system was implemented.
The Petaling Jaya City Council plans to implement a parking coupon system, such as those used in Kajang and Klang. PIC BY NURUL SHAFINA JEMENON