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DBKL imposes ceiling fees for carpark operators

Postby admin » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:25 am

DBKL imposes ceiling fees for carpark operators in and out of the city

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has imposed a standard ceiling for parking rates in the city.

Federal Territories And Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin announced this yesterday after launching the Women’s Parking Lot in Suria KLCC.

Nong Chik said there were private operators who charged high rates without any control or ceiling rate.

“This happens especially during the festive season, when many come to shop in the city centre.

“To solve this, I have told DBKL to meet with the operators to find the best mechanism to standardise parking rates in the different zones with a ceiling rate as well,” he said.

Nong Chik added that the rates would be separated into four categories of parking — buildings, open spaces, hotels and other areas. Under “other areas” there will be two zones — city centre and areas outside the city centre.

Nong Chik said there would be a grace period of 15 minutes for all categories or zones.

He added that for flat rate parking, the ceiling rate was from RM5 to RM10, subject to a maximum charge of not more than RM20 per day for the city centre.

For areas outside the city centre, the flat rate was RM1 to RM5 with a maximum charge of not more than RM15 per day.

Nong Chik added that there would be a three-month grace period for parking operators to follow the new rates set by DBKL.

“We will give them three months to adjust to the new parking rates,” he said, adding that DBKL would revoke the operators’ licences if they did not follow the new rates.

He added that under the city centre zone, rates for the first hour of parking for hourly parking would be RM3 to RM6 for the building category, RM3 to RM5 for open areas, RM4 to RM8 for hotels and RM3 to RM6 for others areas.

For areas outside the city centre, the rates for the first hour are RM1 to RM4 parking in buildings, RM1 to RM3 in open spaces, RM3 to RM5 in hotels and 50sen to RM2 under other areas.

“For the following hours, the allowed rate will be from RM1 to RM2 for all categories,” he added.

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Decision to impose standardised ceiling rates does not sit w

Postby admin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:36 am

MAJOR parking operators and players in retail and hotel in the city are against Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) decision to impose a standard ceiling rate for parking charges, claiming the move is impractical and interferes with free enterprise.

Representing 15 major stakeholders, including hotels and shopping complexes, the Building Management Association of Malaysia (BMAM) president Datuk Teo Chiang Kok said the decision to standardise parking rates in the city had taken everyone by surprise.

“We were first taken by surprise last August when DBKL sent a circular to the management of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuala Lumpur building informing about the new ceiling rates.

“We got another shock when we read in the newspapers recently that Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin announced the new rates. He also said if we failed to comply with the new rates, our licences will be revoked,’’ Teo said.

He added that it was not right that stakeholders were being forced in this matter and he had sent a memorandum to DBKL requesting for a dialogue session for all concerned.

“We are asking DBKL to suspend the new parking regulations until they meet with us, so that we can better explain our situation to them,’’ said Teo.

“The rates need to be reviewed as DBKL must realise the best and only way carpark fees should be determined is via market forces of supply and demand,’’ he said.

He explained that carpark rates should not be standardised for reasons such as different usage requirements, locations, comfort and security. It was also in conflict with the Competition Act 2010.

“People use carparks at different times and lengths of time. The decision of how much to charge carpark users is used to both encourage and discourage long- and short-term users in order to maximise space.

“At the same time, it is also impossible to standardise rates within the same building as there is a greater demand for the ground level parking,’’ Teo said.

He added that the most obvious example was indoor carpark compared to open-air carparks where there were different levels of comfort and accessibility.

He said it did not make sense that a building with high-tech equipment could not impose higher rates than those which did not offer similar facilities.

Teo said DBKL should adopt a more efficient pricing strategy for its on-street and parking structures to resolve the current parking woes within the city.

“Carparks in designated areas should be time-controlled to maximise usage,” he said.

Nong Chik said the move was to curb private operators from charging exorbitant rates.

He had said DBKL would meet with the operators to find the best mechanism to standardise parking rates in the different zones with a ceiling rate as well.

Private operators had been given three months to adjust to the new parking rates, failing which DBKL will revoke the operators’ licences.

The rates are separated into four categories of parking — buildings, open spaces, hotels and other areas.

Under “other areas”, there will be two zones — city centre and areas outside the city centre.

For flat rate parking, the ceiling charges are RM5 to RM10, subject to a maximum of not more than RM20 per day for the city centre.

For areas outside the city centre, the flat rates are RM1 to RM5, with a maximum charge of not more than RM15 per day.

Under the city centre zone, rates for the first hour of parking is RM3 to RM6 for the building category, RM3 to RM5 for open areas, RM4 to RM8 for hotels and RM3 to RM6 for other areas.

For areas outside the city centre, the rates for the first hour are RM1 to RM4 parking in buildings, RM1 to RM3 in open spaces, RM3 to RM5 in hotels and 50sen to RM2 for other areas.

For the following hours, the allowed rate will be from RM1 to RM2 for all categories while for motorcyclists, the ceiling rate is between RM1 and RM2.

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Fixed parking rates to stay

Postby admin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:03 am

THE Government will only rescind the standardised parking rates in Kuala Lumpur if parking operators and building owners can persuade consumer associations to agree to it, Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said.

Raja Nong Chik explained that the decision to impose a fixed parking rate was done at the request of the rakyat, who had complained about exorbitant parking charges in the city.

“People have been complaining about the high rates and the media have been highlighting the issue for a long time. This is what the people want,” he said.

“So if they (carpark operators) can persuade the consumer associations to agree, then we will rescind the standardised rates,” he added.

The minister said parking operators should conduct a “referendum” to see whether city residents would agree to rescind the standardised rates.

“I do not believe that they will lose money. At the end of the day, the people were being exploited and the Government decided to do something about it,” he said, adding that parking operators were welcome to discuss the issue with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

He was commenting on requests made by parking operators and building owners for DBKL to review the standardised parking rates which they claimed were not practical and would cause them to suffer losses.

Raja Nong Chik was speaking to reporters after distributing mandarin oranges to residents shopping at the Taman Sri Sentosa market.

He also announced that after Chinese New Year, DBKL would remove the meters from 343 metered parking bays in Jalan Seri Sentosa 8A (71 bays), Jalan Seri Sentosa 9A (157 bays), Jalan Seri Sentosa 10 (24 bays), Jalan Seri Sentosa 11 (40 bays) and Jalan Seri Sentosa 11A (51 bays), allowing residents to use the bays for free.

The move to abolish the parking charges was made following repeated requests from residents living in and around the shophouses in the area.

City Hall will continue to pay the rental for the parking meters to the supplier at RM1.50 per bay, which comes to RM15,435 a month.

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