SHAH ALAM – The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) has introduced a new system, known as ‘Pay-Tapak’ to facilitate compound payment by owners of towed vehicles.
Its deputy director (Corporate and Community Development Department), Shahrin Ahmad said system was implemented to enable the owners to pay the compound to enforcement officers while their vehicles were being towed.
Following which, he said, the vehicles would be immediately released to the owners concerned.
“Otherwise, the vehicle owners will have to pay the compound at Wisma MBSA or the MBSA workshop at Section 17 where the towed vehicles will be sent to.
“The payment rate through ‘Pay-Tapak’ is also lower, which is RM100,” he told Bernama.
Shahrin said the ‘Pay-Tapak’ system was introduced last year during which RM77,300 in compound payment was collected.
For the first four months of this year, MBSA had collected RM19,600 through the system, he added.
He said the towing operation was between 8 am and 10 pm daily, except on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday.
“However, if patrols are conducted on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, the enforcement officers will still tow away vehicles which are found parked an undesignated spots,” he added.