Selangor Journal

Five busses towed for parking in residential areas

BY: SYAZWANI SUFIAN
SHAH ALAM, FEB 15: At least 15 busses were towed in the Heavy Vehicles Integrated Towing Operation by the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) for parking their vehicles in residential areas.
MBSA’s Corporate and Public Relations Head, Shahrin Ahmad said they are being more firm this year by towing all type of heavy vehicles parking in unauthorised areas.
He said, the enforcement action was done based on reports of these vehicles parked in residential areas and at roadsides, causing road damages, traffic congestion and disturbances to the residences.
“There were 5 busses here in Seksyen 3 which have been parking on the roadside for almost two months.
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“We have issues notices but the owners were stubborn and still parked their vehicles there. The operation was done on a scale together with other agencies to ensure this issue is monitored and will not recur,” he said.
Shahrin said, he will not compromise with the vehicle owners as notices have been put up since last December.
“What’s more troublesome is that these heavy vehicles are not only parked by the roadside but they are also parked at residential areas particularly near multi-storey residences causing parking lot shortage.
“Under the Park’s By-law (MBSA) 8 (1) the fine is RM60 and under the Road Transport Act it is RM300. Keeping a vehicle in the depot would cost RM50 a day,” he said.
Wrongful parking is an offence under the Road Transport Act 1987 (parking area), Order 36(1)(b) and Order 36A (1) and which authorises the motor vehicle to be clamped, remove and detained and random parking in authorised area is an offence under the Park’s By-law (MBSA) 8 (1)
The operation involved staff from the Enforcement Department, Legal Unit, Corporate and Public Relations Unit with the cooperation from Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), police and Road Transport Department (JPJ).

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