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Sunday, December 31, 2023

Not all DBKL car parks are free, says city hall


A complaint by a motorist showing scratches on her car after she refused to pay a parking tout in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, earlier this week.

PETALING JAYA: A car park where a parking tout allegedly scratched a car was not a free car park but one where fees were applicable to a valet service after 5pm, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) said today.

In response to a complaint about parking touts in the capital, DBKL said not all car parks under its management are available free of charge after office hours.

“In relation to the complaint that went viral on social media about parking touts in Bukit Bintang, investigations indicate that it involves an open car park next to a lane off Jalan Sultan Ismail,” DBKL said in a statement today.

“This car park is under the control of DBKL, and fees are applicable during office hours until 5pm. In addition, DBKL has contracted a private company to manage eight parking spaces as valet services after office hours,” the statement said.

DBKL said there are 11 licensed car jockey parking facilities in Kuala Lumpur.

DBKL clarified that the valet service operator had been directed to promptly display informational signs about the valet services at their designated locations to inform the public.

The statement came hours after federal territories minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa called for strict action against parking touts in Kuala Lumpur.

She said DBKL had been instructed to step up patrols and surveillance as touts were causing concern among residents and visitors.

Earlier, a car owner had posted a video online showing scratches on her car door, allegedly caused by a parking tout, due to her refusal to pay a RM15 parking fee.

DBKL said in its statement today that it is addressing the issue of the parking tout syndicate in the federal capital seriously. From last year to date, a total of 75 unauthorised jockeys have been prosecuted under the Road Traffic Act.

“The DBKL enforcement team will increase surveillance in concentrated areas of parking touts, namely Bukit Bintang, Jalan Beremi, and Jalan Walter Grenier, to address the issue effectively.

“DBKL encourages the public to utilise public transport to minimise private vehicle use, particularly in the city centre, to alleviate traffic congestion and endorse DBKL’s initiatives in reducing carbon emissions,” read the statement. - FMT

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