PETALING JAYA: The Federal Territories Ministry and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) have revised the city’s new parking rates and introduced new monthly passes.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan said the new monthly passes catered to medium to long-term parking users.
“DBKL has introduced a system of payment for monthly passes that can be bought online at very reasonable rates,” said Tengku Adnan in a statement on Friday.
“The purchase of monthly passes can be carried out in a user-friendly and convenient manner without having to queue or go to specific locations to make payment,” he said.
According to DBKL’s city parking website http://www.citycarpark.my/, the price of monthly parking passes range from RM318 to RM106 per month based on the zone.
DBKL has also reviewed the pricing for reserved parking lots in Kuala Lumpur that cost between RM2,299.90 and RM1,263.90 for three months for new applicants.
Tengku Adnan also said that the new revalued rate would come with a user-friendly system that accepts various payment methods like coins, Touch n Go card and smart phone applications.
“The implementation of the new rate has been revalued to take into account the diverse needs of users and on the principle of ‘moving people not vehicle’,” he said.
“When all the planning is complete, DBKL hopes that Kuala Lumpur citizens will enjoy a smooth and efficient traffic system,” he said.
DBKL announced the new parking rates on July 18, citing increase as a way to prevent certain parties from monopolising the limited roadside parking and to encourage the use of public transport in Kuala Lumpur.
However, pricier rates garnered mixed reactions from the public, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local leaders.