Revised parking rates at CBDs to be announced soon

26 Jul 2016 / 19:38 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The restructuring of the central business district (CBD) status of several townships and its revised parking rates will be known within a few days, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
"It is being reviewed and we will decide soon … wait for the announcement in a few days time," he told reporters after the Federal Territories Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house here today.
Townships such as Mont Kiara, Bangsar, Sri Hartamas, and Kepong are among the areas that would be reviewed, with DBKL recently scrapping the new rate in Taman Tun Dr Ismail as it is a residential township.
Parking charges in the CBD areas of Kuala Lumpur have been hiked by up to 150%, from 80 sen an hour to RM2, a move which is intended to ease traffic congestion and encourage the use of public transport.
Drivers will have to pay RM2 for the first hour of parking and RM3 for the second, and cars which exceed the allotted two-hour parking limit will be clamped.
"We received feedback from the public and some are happy with this measure to improve parking issues in the city, some are not," Tengku Adnan said, assuring that the review of parking fees will be in the best interests of the rakyat.
"The city needs to work towards becoming a green city with zero carbon emission so we have to implement programmes in line with this," he said, noting that parking rates have not increased in 40 years.
Earlier at the event, he gave out certificates of appreciation to corporate event partners, one of which was Berjaya Corporation Berhad, which sponsored 3,000 boxes of Kenny Rogers and Starbucks beverages to add to the festivities.
The involvement of corporate organisations is based on the smart partnership concept between the ministry and these organisations and is also a part of corporate social responsibility initiatives by the organisations.

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