By Sherilyn Pang
SHAH ALAM March 29 — Visitors and non-residents of Selangor can still pay for their parking through e-parking agents once the Smart Selangor Parking (SSP) system is fully implemented next year.
State executive councillor for local government Ng Sze Han said e-parking agents who provide parking credit services will ensure that the public, in general, will have an alternative method to pay for their parking.
“The measure is mainly to ensure that small traders will continue to have the opportunity to generate some income by selling parking credits to the public.
These agents will help visitors pay for parking using their own mobile phones.
“We also need to think of the interest of the senior citizens who may not have smartphones or do not know how to download the Smart Selangor Parking (SSP) app,” Ng said in an interview on March 16.
He said the service will also offer convenience to visitors from other states as there is no necessity for them to download the SSP app.
“This service is for those who are not residing in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur or the Klang Valley. It is not necessary for them to have this app as they may only come here for visits or for work purposes.
“They can just walk up to the (authorised) e-parking agents, provide their vehicle registration number and the agents will assist the visitors in paying for their parking,” he said adding that details of the agents’ functions will be confirmed soon.
Launched in July 2018, the SSP app will be fully implemented by January 1, 2022.
It is managed by the Selangor government and is the preferred choice of payment for the local councils as well as the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
The cashless parking system has 1.5 million users to date and is one of the state administration’s efforts to propel Selangor into becoming a digitally-adept economy.