With higher compounds and car-towing, MPSJ vows to tame errant traffic offenders

In a bid to improve the traffic flow in Subang Jaya, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) will raise compounds on parking offences from RM40 to a minimal RM50 effective January 2011.

Moreover, the council will tow the offenders’ vehicles if the motorists fail to settle 10 accumulated compounds.

MPSJ council president Adnan Md Ikhsan said the new measures are being deliberated and most likely to be carried out by early next year.

He added that every local council is entitled to tow vehicles of traffic offenders, but the rule was not enforced previously.

“With the new measures coming in place, motorists who have their vehicles towed will have to pay the RM138 of towing fees and clear all their compounds and before we release their cars,” he said after chairing the council’s monthly full board meeting yesterday.

Two LRT stations approved for construction

In regards to the status of LRT construction within the municipality, Adnan said two stations located at Bandar Kinrara have been flashed a green light to embark construction.

He said the contractor Syarikat Prasarana Negara applied to commence works on seven stations lately, but only two were found to comply with the relevant guidelines.

“The Contractor has to resubmit layout design for the other five stations until (MPSJ’s) one stop centre committee fully satisfied,” he said.

Earlier in the meeting, councillors Tan Jo Hann, Ng Sze Han, Pooi Weng Keong and Robert Tan urged the council to call Prasarana for a status-report meeting.

They felt many conflicts between residents and Prasarana still remain unresolved despite the contractor is announcing to kickstart the project soon.

Adnan then agreed to conduct a meeting with Prasarana in the mid of December.

He said the state government is still doing a study to finalise the locations of controversial stations such as Station 4 at the Saujan Residency and a depot at Kg Sri Aman.

Meanwhile, the council will allocate an extra RM10,000 for every JKP starting next year, which makes the total grants for JKPs amounting to RM110,000.