Folks working in Singapore accused of hogging parking bays in JB – Kim Teng Park residents cry foul

Whereas parking points are widespread in city areas, some locations have it worse than others. One space dealing with such woes is Kim Teng Park, a residential space in Johor Bahru. As a result of its shut proximity to the Sultan Iskandar Constructing customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) advanced, Jalan Storey within the residential space has grow to be a favorite spot for motorists to park – at no cost – earlier than they head off to Singapore for work.

This has raised the ire of native residents, together with merchants within the space, as The Star stories. Residents and companies stated there have been circumstances of vehicles have been being left for days, making it tough for companies as a result of clients couldn’t discover parking.

In line with a dealer who solely wished to be referred to as Ahmad, the scenario has grow to be so dire that he has needed to block off the parking zone in entrance of his store to forestall outsiders from hogging the area. “If I don’t block the area, then how will the bread and ice suppliers and different automobiles load and unload items for my retailer?” he stated.

He added that there have been individuals who tried to take away the barrier, and he’s typically requested the query, “is that this your grandfather’s street?” He lambasted the parking bay hoggers. “They wish to work in a developed nation however depart us to cope with their third-world mentality,” he stated.

Such motion to place up boundaries has not gone unnoticed, with the Johor Baru Metropolis Council (MBJB) reportedly fining store house owners who place site visitors cones, chairs, garbage bins and different objects in entrance of their retailers to cease individuals from parking there.

Nonetheless, Kim Teng Park residents affiliation president Danial Lokman Hakim stated the town council ought to deal with the basis trigger and discover a answer for the difficulty earlier than going after shopowners. “I don’t assume these shopowners would put up obstructions if individuals weren’t misusing the parking area,” he informed the information publication.

In the meantime, native residents have been extra understanding of getting obstacles positioned in parking tons, as a result of many additionally confronted the identical situation, with automobiles being indiscriminately parked on the street exterior homes, making it harmful for different drivers within the residential space.

Danial stated that the town council ought to implement the legislation and penalise those that misuse parking bays, both by towing the vehicles away or imposing a hefty effective on non-residents misusing the parking area as a long-term carpark. “MBJB has each proper to tow away these vehicles. Why aren’t they implementing the legislation? Do they lack manpower, towing automobiles or cupboard space?”

He added that the MBJB must be properly conscious of the difficulty, as its council constructing just isn’t even a kilometre away from the situation. “The scenario is worsening daily, particularly after the pandemic. There’s even an MPV parked right here that’s used to ferry these working in Singapore. It fees a payment to hold passengers, however is parked right here at no cost,” he stated.