PJ RES­I­DENTS UP­SET OVER FAULTY PARK­ING MA­CHINE TICK­ETS

New Straits Times - - News / Finding Solutions -

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.

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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

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