Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has reminded car park tenants that the reserved parking bays in front of their building premises are only reserved during working hours – that is from 7:30am to 6pm on Mondays to Saturdays.
As such, these bays, which are painted with red lines instead of the usual yellow, are open to the public after 6pm daily and on Sundays and public holidays, said Economic Planning and Development Department director Azmi Abdul Hamid.
The reminder comes amid growing complaints of the bays being locked with poles even outside the stipulated time.
Azmi noted that the parking bays were rented out under strict conditions, depending on the nature of the businesses – to clinics, for example, for medical emergencies and banks for security vehicles.
“It is not supposed to be an individual’s designated parking for their private convenience.”
But since the regulation had not been previously enforced, DBKL will first remind car park tenants of the valid times via notices. It will be followed by warnings, before DBKL decides not to renew the tenant’s tenure, which expires after three months.
Vehicles used to lock up the bays to prevent others from occupying it during the next business day would be towed away.
Continuous enforcement would be done in order to ensure that the parking bays are not blocked, said Azmi.
“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.”
Azmi revealed that DBKL has fined several tenants RM500 under the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 for obstruction.
To date, there are 3,883 parking bays in the city which are currently being leased out at a monthly rate of RM400 for those located in the central business district and RM215 to RM240 for those outside the city centre.
Image sourced from Malay Mail
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