Ministry Studies Automated Parking System At PPR

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories Ministry is currently studying the possibility of implementing automated multi-storey car parks at People’s Housing Projects (PPR) in the capital to address the lack of parking spaces.

Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the study conducted by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) would use PPR Kerinchi as a pilot project to facilitate traffic movement in the area which had a high population density.

“Although the multi-storey car parks at 12 PPRs will be made this year and next year, we plan to use a new multi-storey parking with a ‘decking’ concept which will automatically operate with the existing system to enable more efficient and easier movement of vehicles such as in Japan and Korea.

“We will also (be able to) increase the number of parking spaces there…if the place (PPR) already has parking spaces, we can increase it by two to three times. So far, DBKL is still evaluating which areas are suitable for this facility,” he told reporters after launching the ‘Jom Bantu Rakyat Lembah Pantai’ programme at PPR Kerinchi here today.

Also present were Lembah Pantai UMNO division head, Datuk Seri Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin, Federal Territories Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan and Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Datuk M. Saravanan.

In another development, Tengku Adnan said a total of RM50 million had been allocated through the Federal Territories Foundation for the less fortunate among the Indian community in the capital to help them purchase affordable homes. – BERNAMA