Two-hour parking limit in KL from July 16

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KUALA LUMPUR: To reduce traffic congestion, Kuala Lumpur City Hall will impose a two-hour limit for the public to park around the central business district areas effective July 16.

Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the rate would be RM2 for the first hour and RM3 for the second hour.

“When the two-hour period is up, these vehicles still parked in areas of the central business district such as in Bukit Bintang, Imbi and KLCC will be clamped and towed to the DBKL vehicle depot.

“The system will also be implemented in Bangsar, Sri Hartamas and Kepong,” he told reporters after opening the second tunnel at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (Jalan Duta) on the Sultan Iskandar Highway (Mahameru Highway) today.

Tengku Adnan said with the move it was hoped fewer vehicles would enter congested areas and more road users would use public transportation to enter the city.

More electronic notice boards with details of the number of parking spaces available would be installed in parking complexes.

“Right now we are upgrading and increasing the number of information boards and they should be ready by August,” he said.

Tengku Adnan said the opening of the second tunnel at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim to Sultan Iskandar Highway was expected to reduce traffic congestion especially during peak hours.

He said the RM45 million project took about two years to complete and was fully funded by the government.

The tunnel is 20 metres long, and 10 metres wide, running below the slip road from Jalan Parlimen to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, while the section below the Sultan Iskandar Highway is 50 metres long and 10 metres wide.

BERNAMA