19 February 2018
DBKL extends traffic compound discount to June 30
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — Traffic offenders in the capital city who have yet to settle their outstanding compounds issued by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), have up to June 30 to do so at discounted rates.
Mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the extension was to give the people a chance to settle their outstanding compounds before being blacklisted by the Road Transport Department.
“People are advised to take the opportunity to settle their outstanding compounds before or on that date to avoid court action,” he said in a statement today.
Previously, the deadline for discount offer was on Feb 28.
The discount of RM20 for motorcyclists, RM30 for offences involving cars and RM50 for heavy vehicles are for each notice issued. — Bernama
20 July 2016
DBKL revokes parking fee increase for TTDI, after meeting with Ku Nan
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has revoked its parking charge increase for Taman Tun Dr Ismail, following a meeting between City Hall and Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor this morning, reported Star Online.
“After taking in the views of all parties, City Hall has decided to revert the parking charges at TTDI since it is a residential township,” Kuala Lumpur mayor Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz reportedly said.
According to the news portal’s report, the revocation will take place with immediate effect.
In an immediate response, DAP Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said that the sudden U-turn by the federal government and DBKL clearly showed that the move to increase the parking charges which was supposed to reduce traffic congestion in the city, was arbitrary, and without proper consultation with traffic-flow specialists.
“How could the minister, mayor and their officers not know that TTDI is a housing area? Did they spend too much time on working trips overseas, that they forgot the makeup of their own capital city?” he asked.
He reiterated the call of his fellow Pakatan Harapan Kuala Lumpur MPs for a moratorium on the parking fee hike as it was not fair to punish all road users, and was not an effective way to reduce traffic congestion in the capital.
It’s Tengku Adnan’s idea. Who else would be so smart?
This is the man infamous for several ‘smart’ ideas like:
MAXIMUM PARKING: 2 HOURS
The two hour ruling will start at CBD (Central Business District) areas like Bukit Bintang, KLCC, Ampang and other areas in the city centre.
If you exceed the two hour limit, your car will be clamped or towed away. No summons involved.
NEW PARKING RATES
RM3 for the second hour.
20 July 2016
Ex-Selangor MB urges halt to DBKL parking fee hike
Former Selangor menteri besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has urged that the recent parking fee increase in Kuala Lumpur be halted until an impact study is carried out.
“I am of the view that it must be halted until a comprehensive impact study is done on the social and financial effects of the rise in parking charges on road users, and if it will truly solve the issue of traffic congestion,” Khalid said in a statement today.
Referring to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) move as something that shocked all quarters, Khalid said he was told that the decision even bypassed City Hall officers in charge of the matter.
He said a lot of people remained unconvinced by DBKL’s “simplistic” explanation that the rise in parking charges would encourage the use of public transport and solve the city’s traffic congestion problem.
“The people cannot be burdened with a 150 percent price hike without clear and proper reasons,” Khalid said, citing his own constituents in Bandar Tun Razak who complained of a 25 percent increase in living cost because of the hike in parking fees.
Furthermore, Khalid said, with reports of an incoming hike in public transport fares, even public transport would not be a viable alternative and that it would only add to the financial burdens of the people and DBKL staff living in the city.
Public punished twice by poor public transport
YOURSAY | ‘We have horrible public transport, and they want us to use it.’
Gunnerrun: In many countries where the comparisons are made, although the parking fees are higher, this is acceptable because their average income and spending power are higher.
It is not true that traffic eases only during Hari Raya or other festivities. The reason why on most days the jams are bad everywhere is because a lot of parents drive their children to and back from schools every day.
The traffic is very much less busy during school holidays and this is a known fact. Increasing the parking rates and encouraging car-pooling and taking public transport will not work, because car-pooling has been promoted heavily before and it had failed miserably.
As for the additional and new rail services such as LRT and MRT, the problem is they lack sufficient parking spaces at the outskirts and these services do not bring a passenger right to the doorstep of the office.
This parking fees hike is just another ploy to increase the income for the government at the expense of the rakyat to settle unscrupulous debts.
Anonymous 2414361461045676: The authorities only find ways to milk money from us. Please resolve the root problems, and understand why we prefer to drive instead of taking public transport.
Infrastructure should be planned in advance. If your plan is not effective, then what? To us, it means the cost of living keeps increasing, but the problem remains unresolved.
Only Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) revenues increase, which your boss desperately needs to cover the hole in the finances.
Xiao Zhu: Our public transportation is one of the worst. For those getting on any LRT (light rail transit) midway station during peak hours, how many minutes do we spend waiting because the trains are packed?
Go learn from Japan how they synchronise the train in order for those in midway stations for people to get on it. We have a poorly managed public transport system, yet the citizens are punished for it.
Tpn: These people do not use their brains (if they have any) when making decisions. Ask the Federal Territories minister and Kuala Lumpur mayor to take the bus when going to work.
We have horrible public transport, and they want us to use it.
Basically: Firstly, if this happened in Selangor or Penang, BN leaders would scream bloody murder that Pakatan Haparan doesn’t care about the rakyat.
Secondly, who is primarily responsible for the traffic jams in Kuala Lumpur if not DBKL (and their new master plan wanted to cram millions more into the city), and the parked crony buses and taxis that clog up half the road, and turn three-lane roads in the CBD
like Jalann Bukit Bintang and Petaling Street into single lane roads.
Anonymous_1371692684: So Bangsar, Solaris Mont Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) are now part of the central business district? What a joke, they are mostly residential areas.
Parking has long been a problem there. But there is no public transportation to these places. One bus every 30 minutes is not public transportation.
Most likely, it’s good for Uber, because no one would use crooked taxis anyway.
Anonymous_4031c: Since when is Solaris Mont Kiara, Sri Hartamas and TTDI part of the city centre?
The increase for these areas is not justified as there is no rail system running through these areas except for TTDI.
An increase in parking fees in the KL city centre may be justified, but the suburbs do not deserve the increase. It’s more hardship for the rakyat.
19 July 2016
DBKL parking rates similar to Bangladesh, Myanmar, says KL mayor
KUALA LUMPUR: The increase in parking charges in the central business district around the federal capital was fair as it has not been raised for 40 years, says Kuala Lumpur Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz.
He said the implementation had to be carried out as the issue of traffic congestion was worsening with more private cars entering the city centre, exceeding the number of parking spaces provided by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
“RM0.80 to RM2.00 is not that big. By right it should be RM5. We’re already among the cheapest, based on our survey.
“If compared with other countries, our rate is similar to Bangladesh and Myanmar while the rest are higher than us,” he said when met by reporters here today.
He said 3.5 million private vehicles enter the city centre daily but only 45,000 parking lots are available.
“Most of the people use the parking from morning till evening, thus depriving others from using the facility … the two-hour limit is to prevent such people from causing congestion.”
Bertemu Dato Bandar- kami persoal kenaikan tambang teksi,bas&LRT thn lepas dan skg kenaikan caj parkir hingga 150 %
join Pakatan Harapan MPs in KL to protest against the new parking system n parking fee hike in KL this morning
Would the Mayor, and Tengku Adnan, please take public transport?
Motorists complain the parking machines only accept coins which made it inconvenient. They also found it difficult to read the small print on the screen. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim
KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — The two-hour parking limit and new rates imposed in the city’s central business district yesterday left motorists confused and infuriated.
They were also incensed because the new rates included the upper middle income suburbs of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Bangsar, Sri Hartamas and Desa Sri Hartamas.
Many were taken aback claiming they were in dark about this coming into force.
Malay Mail checks at metered parking bays along Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah and Jalan Imbi found motorists struggling to understand the new rates of RM2 for the first hour and RM3 for the second hour.
What further shocked them was the two-hour parking limit imposed.
Nurse Lilly George, 64, and her friend, businesswoman Annie Chew, 62, were met in front of Shaw Parade where they were trying to park their cars.
It took them several minutes to realise the parking fees had increased. They decided to park elsewhere when they found out about the two-hour limit.
“This is crazy. We were going to park here and walk to Berjaya Times Square to save on parking but even the metered parking rates have increased. Even though we understand the government’s intention, RM5 for two hours is just crazy,” Chew said.
Although there are red signs near some of the machines, the parking rates shown were confusing as the machines display both the old and new rates.
Three City Hall enforcement officers were seen on patrol in the Changkat Thambi Dollah-Imbi area at 8.45am did a quick check before leaving.
Mayor Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Abdul Aziz yesterday told Malay Mail that 100 enforcement officers would be deployed to the city’s central business district yesterday to ensure motorists follow by the new ruling.
He said the officers would remind motorists about the two-hour limit via loudspeakers throughout the day.
3 July 2016
3 July 2016
KLites: Two-hour limit too short
PETALING JAYA: City folk reacted strongly to the two-hour limit for metered parking that will be imposed in areas within Kuala Lumpur beginning July 16.
While many are unhappy with the move, some are willing to take public transport or even change their driving habits.
Executive Alicia Yeoh, 27, said most people chose to use the metered bays due to expensive parking charges imposed by building managements.
“It will be hard to depend on public transport as at times, during peak period, there will be delay in service,” she said.
Facebook user Carmen Kkm said many KL-ites travelling into the city area might not live near public transportation hubs.
Ray Chua, who works in the KLCC area, said such a ruling assumed that everyone who drove into the city did it only to run quick errands.
“However, there are many others who drive into the city to work, attend meetings or seek medical treatment which could go beyond two hours.
“They will be greatly inconvenienced because although the public transport network has improved, it has yet to come up to a desirable standard,” he said.
A lawyer, who wished to be known as Parmes, said although the RM2 fee was all right, the two-hour parking limit might not be practical.
“Malaysians like to shop with their family and the limited time of two hours would mean that we have to stop shopping, walk back to the car, look for a new parking spot and re-park,” she said, adding that the RM2 fee and gradual increase might encourage people to go about their business briskly.
“But we must learn to take public transport and adopt new attitudes.”
2 July 2016
Roadside parking rates in KL to increase next month, maximum parking time imposed Read More: http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/07/156313/roadside-parking-rates-kl-increase-next-month-maximum-parking-time-imposed …
Two hours max for city centre parking
PETALING JAYA: The next time you park in Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, make sure that you complete your work within two hours.
Because starting July 18, parking will be limited to two hours (metered on road parking) only. After that you will not be allowed to top up the meter.
This according to Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor is to deter motorists from hogging parking space for long hours and depriving others from parking.
“We also want to encourage people to take the public transport when they come into the city as well as encourage people to park at designated parking centres and walk,’’ Tengku Adnan said Saturday, adding that he was doing city folk a favour by helping them stay healthy.
“We also increase the parking fee to RM2 for the first hour and RM3 for the second hour. Anyone who surpasses the two hour limit will find your cars clamped or towed away; in fact we won’t even summon you,’’ he added.