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PARKING dodgers in the Federal capital owe Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) more than Rm10mil in unpaid parking summonses for various offences committed from Oct 1, 2015 up to March 31 this year.

According to DBKL’S data, the highest amount racked up by an individual was RM2,700 for 14 traffic infringements committed in less than a year.

The serial offender broke traffic laws mostly in Bukit Damansara and Solaris Hartamas.

In a list of top 10 hot spots for traffic violations, Solaris Mont Kiara comes up tops with the most number of tickets issued as well as unpaid tickets.

Sri Hartamas, Bukit Damansara, Bangsar and Brickfields are also high on the list.

The figures, however, do not include the whopping Rm70mil in unpaid summonses racked up from 2008 to October 2015.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz, who revealed the numbers, said he was weary of “pampered” city folk who did not want to be accountable for their actions.

“All this while, we have been running at a loss because we have been too kind. This ends now.

“When it comes to parking, we are going after these serial non-payers who owe DBKL for unpaid parking summonses,” he said.

The mayor added that traffic offenders who did not pay their summonses would not be able to renew their road tax in future as DBKL was currently working with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to synchronise data using technology from Sweden called CALE. The enforcement system dubbed Gtechna is being used by its new parking operators appointed by Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP).

Last year, DBKL appointed YWP, the welfare arm of the Federal Territories Ministry, to manage the city’s parking system.

Those who have accumulated compound notices and have yet to make payment will be blaklisted.

According to DBKL data, from Oct 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016, out of 191,207 compound notices issued, only 26,573, or about 7%, had paid up.

Statistics from January to July showed that 746,185 notices were issued for obstruction of traffic and 4,857 vehicles were towed. However, less than 2% of the fines had been paid by offenders.

The offences include double parking, parking on yellow lines, parking in bays designated for the disabled, parking in loading zones, and abusing reserved lots and parking in no-stopping areas.

“Parking has always been privatised in the city, but for decades, DBKL has been losing money.

“We literally had to chase the previous parking operators for our dues and still end up spending more.

“City folk took advantage of the loopholes in the system and did not pay up, but we are putting a stop to that now.

“With the new system operated by YWP, we can nab culprits who break the law and do not pay up. We are going after all of them,” Amin Nordin said.

YWP introduced a new and advanced parking system called the City Car Park System (CCP) in partnership with a company called Vista Summerose Sdn Bhd.

Under the agreement, YWP would pay DBKL 35% or RM600,000 of the gross revenue from parking every month.

“Since the new operators took over last October, I am happy to say that we have seen revenue instantly every month between RM600,000 to Rm1mil depending on the amount collected.

“Now before people start saying that we are only about making money, let me clarify that it is also about getting motorists to be accountable for their actions.

“You break the law, you face the consequences! Please change your behaviour first,” Amin Nordin said.

The recent clamping blitz all over the city since Sept 1 is an indication that the mayor means business.

Using Scan Cars equipped with the Gtechna system, DBKL enforcement officers have been capturing car registration plates instantly when within range and are immediately able to segregate data of traffic offenders who had paid their summonses and the ones who have not.

Serial offenders who were found to have parked their cars illegally and with a record of owing thousands of ringgit in unpaid tickets, will find their cars clamped and towed away.

The mayor said the owner would then have to pay compound of RM50, and another RM50 as clamping charges to release the wheel clamp.

“After that, they will be asked to sign a guarantee promising to settle the remaining unpaid summonses.

“If they refuse, we will see them in court. I am no longer going to be Mr Nice Guy, so my advice is to be a good citizen and pay up,” he reiterated.

Source: The Star, 13 September 2016

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Revision follows public outcry

KUALA LUMPUR: In an aboutturn, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has reduced parking charges by up to 33% depending on the locality, after motorists raised a hue and cry.

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the parking rates would be reduced from today.

New parking rate

“As a caring government, we have taken into account views from the public and lowered the rates.

“The implementation of the new rates is based on the principle of moving people not vehicles,” he said in a statement.

The charges at DBKL-owned parking bays in the central business district (CBD) will be reduced to RM1.50 for the first hour and RM2.50 for the second hour.

This is a 25% reduction compared with the previous charge of RM2 for the first hour and RM3 for subsequent hours.

On July 18, the new parking charges saw hikes of between 100% and 200%.

DBKL justified the increase by saying that the rates had not been revised for 40 years.

Tengku Adnan said areas outside the CBD would also see a reduction.

Rates in areas categorised as high activity such as Sentul, Solaris Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas, Bangsar, Brickfields and Sri Petaling will be lowered by 33% from RM1.50 per hour to RM1 per hour.

Meanwhile, zones outside the city would be cut by 20% from RM1 per hour to 80 sen per hour.

These areas include Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Sungai Besi, Wangsa Maju, Overseas Union Garden and Segambut.

Motorists can buy a monthly pass, ranging between RM150 and RM300, according to the zone.

As for reserved parking bays, a fee of between RM240 and RM400 per month is applicable.

DBKL has appointed Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan, the welfare arm of the Federal Territories Ministry, to manage the city’s parking system.

For details, the public can visit the website at http://www.citycarpark.my.

Source: The Star 30 July 2016

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Berkuatkuasa pada 18 Julai 2016 kadar baru bayaran tempat letak kereta bermeter, petak khas, dan pas bulanan di Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur akan dilaksanakan. Untuk info lanjut sila hubungi talian 03-2617 9120 / 9101.

 

1. Kadar Baru Untuk Tempat Letak Kereta Bermeter

 

 Lokasi Kadar Baru
 Pusat Bandar Kawasan Beraktiviti Sangat Tinggi   Jam Pertama RM2.00/ jam
Jam Kedua RM3.00/ jam
 Luar Pusat Bandar (Beraktiviti Tinggi)  RM1.50 / jam
 Luar Pusat Bandar RM1.00 / jam

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2. Kadar Baru Untuk Petak Khas

 Lokasi Kadar Baru
 Pusat Bandar RM 400.00
 Luar Pusat Bandar (Beraktiviti Tinggi)  RM 240.00
 Luar Pusat Bandar RM 200.00

 

3. Kadar Baru Pas Bulanan

 Lokasi Kadar Baru
 Pusat Bandar Kawasan Beraktiviti Sangat Tinggi  RM 300.00
 Luar Pusat Bandar (Beraktiviti Tinggi)  RM150.00
 Luar Pusat Bandar RM100 

Sumber: Laman Web DBKL dipetik pada 29 Julai 2016

KL parking fee up 150%

Starting today, new charges will be imposed in the city’s commercial business district to help free up space while encouraging the use of public transport and carpooling.

EFFECTIVE today (18 July 2016), parking charges at Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) owned parking bays within the central business district (CBD) are increasing by 150%.

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Paying the price for space: Kuala lumpur City Hall is certain than the increase in parkingfees will lead to lesser congestion and double-parking. (Inset) An electronic board displaying the number of parking bays available in commercial buildings

Affected areas are Bukit Bintang, Bukit Damansara, Sri Hartamas, Desa Hartamas, Solaris Mont Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bangsar where 75% to 100% parking spaces are taken up during peak hours.
The hourly parking charges in the CBD has been increased from 80sen an hour to RM2 for the first hour.
The rates have been raised to RM3 for the second hour and RM3 for the subsequent hours.
This means that if you were to park from 7.30 am to 6pm, which is the usual operation hours, you will end up having to pay as much as RM32 a day.
The new parking charges will be enforced in stages from now to 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 50sen per hour.
Depending on the zones, motorists will be charged RM1.50 or RM1 per hour, an increase of 100% and 200% respectively. Areas include Brickfields, Taman Maluri, Cheras, Wangsa Maju and Setapak. The percentage of parking occupancy in these areas are between 55% and 75%.

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DBKL owns a total of 46,100 metered parking bays in the city; 22% or 9,914 are located at the CBD area.
There will not be a maximum cap of two hours, as announced earlier by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan, just yet.
For four decades, parking around the city had been out-sourced to a third party.
Last year, DBKL appointed Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), the welfare arm of The Federal Territories Ministry, to manage the city’s parking system.
YWP introduced a new and advanced parking system called the City Car Park System (CCP).
Under the agreement, YWP would pay DBKL 35% or RM600,000 of the gross revenue from parking every month.
According to Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz, the move to increase the parking rates was not profit driven but was the only way to ease traffic congestion in the city and encourage people to carpool.
“We want to free up as many street parking spaces in the city and encourage people to take public transport or carpool to the city.
“I know I am going to be very unpopular, but it has to be done because traffic in Kuala Lumpur is already bursting at the seams,’’ Amin Nordin said.

Over 3.5 million vehicles
The mayor shared data obtained from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to justify his decision for the high parking charges.
“About 50,000 new cars are registered every month in Kuala Lumpur. These figures are from JPJ,” Amin Nordin said.
“Based on a survey carried out by SPAD, 70% of cars coming into the city centre are single-occupant vehicles (SOV).
“The number of vehicles entering the city, every day, is now at a staggering 3.5 million.
“Just imagine out of that 3.5 million, 70% or 2.4 million are SOV.
“We hope the new parking charges can lead to at least a million SOV drivers to consider taking public transport or carpool to work.
“If you remove one million cars from the city, you will get that Hari Raya sort of car-free roads like what we enjoyed last week.
“That means everyone gets to go home to their families, earlier, to spend quality time with their loved ones and have some time to do things they enjoy,’’ he said.
Amin Nordin added that the current traffic situation had made it increasingly difficult to look for parking space in the city.
“We don’t want to see motorists driving in circles, looking for parking. Some drivers are double- and triple-parking on the roads causing a jam and endangering pedestrians while looking for parking.
“People also have the option to park inside commercial buildings as there are now electronic boards showing the number of parking bays available,’’ he said.
On the two-hour maximum limit for parking at DBKL bays, Amin Nordin said it will not be implemented yet as he wanted to give city folk a chance get used to the new parking charges.

Push and pull factors
Amin Nordin said in order to solve Kuala Lumpur’s congestion issues, the push and pull factors must be considered.
“On one hand we have the public transport, additional LRT lines, monorail and feeder buses to train stations which are the pull factors, said Amin Nordin.
“The push factors are higher parking fees and reducing parking bays and possible congestion charges.
“Even for new developments in the city, we are asking developers to reduce parking bays.
“This is happening everywhere in the world, even in developed countries that have first-class transportation facilities such as in London and Melbourne. Even with their excellent system, they also have a limit to parking requirements.
“When it comes to parking charges, we are cheapest in the world; with the exception of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
“The last time we increased parking fees was in 1984. Kuala Lumpur is still the cheapest for parking when compared to other states in Malaysia,’’ he added.
Amin Nordin said this was not the first time DBKL had wanted to increase the parking rates; attempts were made several times to revise the rates in 1997 and in 2001.

Cashless parking system
It is no secret that DBKL is losing money in parking. Previous parking operators did not manage parking well and DBKL had trouble collecting their dues.
Apart from faulty meters and an ageing technology, members of the public also took advantage of the loopholes in the system and did not pay for parking.
Due to the increasing cost to support an outdated parking system that was bleeding away taxpayers monies, it was decided that YWP manage the running of DBKL’S parking.
YWP chief executive officer Datuk Roslan Hassan said the new system, that cost Rm23mil, used a Pay-by-plate system consisting of a carpark software called CALE from Sweden and an enforcement system called Gtechna.
“The system involves real time data transmission whereby all transactions can be observed at the command centre in DBKL,” he said.
He added that parking meters located in the city had already been calibrated in line with the change and now motorists only have to key in their licence plate number and follow simple instructions to pay for their parking fees.
“You can either pay by coins, Touch ‘n Go, or an e-payment method to pay for your parking fee. This can be done via smartphones by downloading the Jomparking app,” he said.
Apart from the convenience offered to motorists, enforcement officers can easily monitor to check and verify through their mobile device.

Source: The Star, 18 July 2016