by Khairul Azran Hussin
SHAH ALAM, Feb 3 — A popular service among Selangor users, the Smart Selangor Parking (SSP) App has now ranked as the number one parking application in the country, said state Local Government, Public Transport and New Village Development Committee chairman Ng Sze Han.
Ng said 881,000 motorists have registered for the SSP through their mobile devices, which had exceeded the state government’s initial 500,000 user target.
“In a bid to encourage more motorists to use the app, for every top-up of RM50 up to RM99 on the app, users will receive additional RM1 credit and RM3 credit for every RM100 to RM199 top-up.
“The smart parking app was an alternative payment method for motorists in addition to the coin or coupon system which are still in use,” he said on February 1.
Ng added SSP was another step towards realising the state government’s efforts in making Selangor a smart state by 2025.
The integrated parking system was introduced on July 1 last year.
With the parking app, motorists would no longer have to look for coupons or rush back to their vehicles to extend their parking duration.
The app also prompts users when the parking period expires.
In addition, users could pay for parking compounds, if any, through the application.
Both smart applications are available for download at the Google Play or Apple App Store.
Motorists can still use parking coupons, monthly parking passes or pay and display through parking machines.