Double-parkers beware, MPSJ promises swift action

Vehicles doubleparked in SS15, SS16, and USJ 21 will now have summons locks affixed to their side mirrors.

Speaking to the media after MPSJ’s full board meeting, MPSJ president Adnan Md Ikhsan announced that the measure will be imposed starting today to curb the double parking woes in the areas

“We have bought 1700 locks and (they) could be reused up to 27000 times. (Today) we are going to kickoff in SS15.”

Culprits will have to settle the RM80 summons before paying RM40 to undo the lock at the MPSJ headquarters.

The measure went through preliminary trials in USJ Taipan from January to March. It was claimed the measure resulted in improved traffic conditions in the area.

The local council meanwhile was selected as one of the twelve local councils to receive a RM2.3 million grant under the federal government’s Safe City program.

MPSJ has mapped out five criminal ‘hotspots’ each in Subang Jaya and Puchong. A working committee comprising local councillors, OCPDs and NGOs will facilitate the program.

“Our three main priorities will be to improve the lighting of these hotspots, to install security alarms and to alienate walkways from motorcycle lane.

He said among some identified hotspots include USJ8, Puchong Jaya, Bandar Bukit Puchong, Putra Permai, and Seri Kembangan.

“We have done our studies; we will start as soon as we got the funds,” Adnan said.

The council has also amended the local government act so that it may charge any premise owners of illegal businesses in court.

Adnan said many premise owners are being apathetic even though their premises are rented out to illegal businesses.

“They don’t care whether the tenants are conducting illegal cyber cafes, gambling or whatsoever. They only want their rentals paid on time.

“With the amended act, MPSJ now is entitled to charge those premise owners in court. So they have to make sure they rent (out premises) to the right person.”

MPSJ will also spend RM1.15million to upgrade bus stops in 77 locations. They are now in the process of appointing contractors and reviewing their site plan.

The fund was granted by the federal government under the National Key Result Areas (NKRA) public transport chapter.

The local council also called on the public to avoid any self-claimed MPSJ agent, but instead visit the MPSJ itself.

“We even saw a cyber cafe license being listed for bidding on the Internet, but we would like to remind the public that (the) license is not transferable.”