The possibility of automated, multi-storey car parks at People’s Housing Projects (PPR) developments in Kuala Lumpur is being studied to address the lack of parking spaces in the area, according to Bernama.

“Although the multi-storey car parks at 12 PPRs will be made this year and next year, we plan to use a new multi-storey parking with a “decking” concept which will automatically operate with the existing system to enable more efficient and easier movement of vehicles such as in Japan and Korea.

“We will also [be able to] increase the number of parking spaces there if the place [PPR] already has parking spaces – we can increase it by two to three times. So far, DBKL is still evaluating which areas are suitable for this facility,” said federal territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

The study, which is conducted by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) would use PPR Kerinchi as the pilot project to facilitate traffic flow in the high population density area, the minister said.

Parking is a perennial challenge in the Klang Valley, and in Petaling Jaya the matter is compounded by a lack of parking machines and with the recent introduction of the coupon system, parking coupons as well. Meanwhile in Subang Jaya, the also-congested SS15 area has recently gained a four-storey car park on the same row as the market and the Asia Cafe food court.