MANY motorists have urged the Luyang Assemblyman Hiew King Cheu to reflect and forward their objection to the implementation of the expensive A1 car parking rates which are being marked red in the car parking lots in the Lintas Plaza.
The new car parking rate for the A1 parking lots is RM1.00 for half hour and the same for every half hour. If parked for the whole day of 9 hours, you will have to pay up to RM18.00.
The people said this measure is good to disallow the car owners to occupy the car parking lots for a whole day, and deprived the chance for other to park.
The people in Lintas Plaza objected to DBKK marking both sides of the whole street there into the A1 rated car parking lots. They said their customers also complained about the expensive parking rate. The shop operators said their business are being affected in certain way.
Hiew inspected the Lintas Plaza car park lots and interviewed some people there. He found the complaints are valid in certain extend and he agreed to them that he will bring up the matter with the DBKK to seek a solution to the matter.
Hiew somehow felt that the measure taken by the DBKK is a good way to counter the situation whereby people occupied and took up parking spaces for whole day long. The other people have no chance to park their cars and forced to illegally double-park and to risk being summoned.
In Lintas Plaza and Lintas Square, the parking spaces are very limited especially with the ever increasing number of cars flooding the area. The multi-storey car park would be an ideal place for long hour parking if the parking rates can be reduced to a more affordable level, especially on the monthly parking season tickets.
Hiew suggested that it is not necessary to mark both side of the same whole street into red parking lots (A1), but instead DBKK should consider marking and converting 5 parking lots for each block into red parking rates. This will help the people who need to find a short time parking to get into the shop to do their business. This is especially important in front of the banks for their customer’s security and safety reasons.
On the other hand, Hiew requested DBKK to look into opening up more parking spaces and other facilities like multi-storey car parks in the Lintas and Foh Sang shops. Looking for a car parking lot has become very difficult, thus it is high time that DBKK should act fast to solve the problem.