The federal territories ministry is looking into constructing multi-level car parks in a number of People’s Housing Project (PPR) locations to address the shortage of parking space for residents, Bernama reports. According to federal territories minister Khalid Abdul Samad, the implementation of multi-level parking projects were being studied by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

“We will do (construct multi-storey parking) in phases at five or six PPR locations to ensure each resident has his own parking space and to ensure roadways are vacated. This is important in the event of an emergency in a PPR area so that the police and the fire and rescue department can enter and provide immediate assistance,” he said.

The PPR housing locations for which the covered car parks are planned were not mentioned, and it’s not known if they are part of previous plans, or additional projects. Back in 2016, DBKL had announced it would build multi-level car parks at 13 PPR and public housing (PA) locations, adding nearly 2,700 parking lots to that which was available.

The PPR areas mentioned then were Pekan Kepong, Intan Baiduri, Raya Permai, Seri Pantai, Kampung Baru Air Panas, Hiliran Ampang, Taman Mulia, Desa Tun Razak, Desa Petaling and Semarak, along with three PA locations.