In a report by Malay Mail, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will take action on those who rent a reserved parking space and proceed to block it from the public during non-business hours.
The bays are rented to them from 7.30am to 6pm from Mondays to Saturdays only, therefore any obstruction to parking bays beyond those hours will result in a RM500 fine by DBKL under the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 for obstruction.
Economic Planning and Development Department director, Azmi Abdul Hamid said there have been many complaints received from the public about these reserved parking bays with red lines, locked with a pole beyond the time frame.
In order to avoid this, Azmi said DBKL will start by sending a notice to remind them of the valid time for reserved parking. If the situation persists, DBKL will issue a notice to warn them and the next step will be to decline their tenure renewal which is due every three months.
“There will never be enough parking, and the idea is to not create more available parking so people will take public transport. But for this, we have to ensure there is fair enforcement,” he said.
He continued by stating that the parking bays are rented out under strict conditions set by DBKL depending on the nature of business. Azmi was very clear that designated parking is not to be used for an individual’s private convenience.
Many reserved parking bay tenants complained that if they don’t block the bays after business hours, their reserved parking spot will be occupied the next day. Azmi reassured the situation by saying that they will get tow trucks to tow the vehicles away.
Commenting on business owners who block parking bays outside their premises for their own use, Azmi said enforcement would be carried out continuously.
“The enforcement team has disposed of all sorts of items like car tyres, bins, broken furniture that were used to block the parking bays but it is back to square one days later,” he said.
He stressed that DBKL and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan will not stop taking action weekly despite that.
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