Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will reveal the revised parking rates in other areas within the city soon, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor in a report by The Sun.

“It is being reviewed and we will decide soon. Wait for the announcement in a few days’ time,” he told reporters recently, adding that the areas that are being reviewed are townships such as Mont Kiara, Bangsar, Sri Hartamas and Kepong.

Last week, DBKL-owned parking bays within the city’s central business district (CBD) saw a hike in parking charges by 150% from RM0.80 an hour to RM2 for the first hour. Beyond that, it will cost drivers RM3 for the second hour and each subsequent hour after that. Additionally, a maximum parking cap of just two hours was implemented in selected areas.

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Suffice to say, the move was not well received by drivers based on the comments we received in our earlier report. Following negative public feedback, DBKL has since scrapped the implementation of the new parking charges in TTDI with immediate effect.

“We received feedback from the public and some are happy with this measure to improve parking issues in the city, some are not,” Tengku Adnan said, assuring that the review of parking fees will be in the best interests of the rakyat.

“The city needs to work towards becoming a green city with zero carbon emission so we have to implement programmes in line with this,” he added. Tengku Adnan also stated that the city’s parking rates have not increased in 40 years.