Two-hour parking limit starts in PJ New Town

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Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has introduced a two-hour parking limit in the Section 52 commercial area aimed at freeing up more bays for visitors.

“When I drive past, I rarely see any available parking bays in Section 52,” said Petaling Jaya mayor Mohamad Azhan Md Amir at the launch of the newly-implemented parking system in Section 52, which is also known as PJ State or PJ New Town.

“It is fully occupied most of the time by those who work here.

“This might deter others from visiting restaurants.

Fifty bays have been outlined in orange and set aside for the two-hour limit.

“I want this area to be more accessible to the public, and for businesses to benefit from the two-hour (parking) limit.”

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Some 50 MBPJ parking bays along Jalan 52/2 and Jalan 52/4 have been reserved for this.

The mayor said motorists who want to park longer could do so at Kompleks A, which has 422 bays and Kompleks C with 398 bays.

He said that by the end of May, MBPJ would extend the two-hour parking limit to the Section 14 and SS21 Damansara Utama commercial areas too.

Mohamad Azhan also announced that MBPJ had collected RM15.4 million in parking revenue last year, the highest amount among local councils in Selangor.

Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran said MBPJ should consider adding more two-hour parking bays.

“We welcome public feedback on this implementation.

“I feel it should be introduced in Petaling Jaya Old Town and Section 17 too,” he said.

The parking fee is 60 sen for 30 minutes, Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6.30pm.

The two-hour designated parking bays are outlined in orange.

Motorist can use the Smart Selangor and Flexi Parking apps to pay for parking. – The Star