Looking for a parking sport in some commercial areas in Subang and Puchong may soon be easier starting from the middle of this year.
Starting 1 June, Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) will impose a 2-hour parking limit in selected commercial areas under its jurisdiction.
According to Subang Jaya mayor Johary Anuar, the potential commercial areas that are being reviewed include USJ 9 and 10 (Taipan), SS19, Bandar Puteri Puchong and Bandar Sunway.
“These will be known as ‘two-hour parking zones’. We are also studying other roads and areas. The rates for these zones will be 60 sen for half an hour or RM1.20 per hour,” he said, reported The Star.
Johary added that the move to impose a time limit had been in the works for some time to improve parking availability in the affected areas.
“We aim to make the street-parking facility available to visitors to the areas rather than being dominated by those who work there. We will introduce a system to monitor vehicles parked in these zones to alert our enforcement officers if anyone has been parked for longer than allowed,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said MBSJ’s public parking system will transition to fully online payment methods starting 1 April.
This would mean that the use of scratch coupons and pay-and-display parking machines will come to an end on 31 March, and they will be replaced by mobile apps and e-coupons.
The current apps available include Smart Selangor Parking, Flexi Parking, Jom Parking as well as Boost and Touch’ n Go e-wallets.
Johary said those who do not own smartphones can pay for parking at authorised e-coupon vendors.
Those with unused current parking coupons will be given refunds before 31 March, and details on the process and the location for refunds will be announced soon.
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