Council president Khairin Nazry Karim (2nd right) said the unit will help beef up enforcement on parking regulations at 3,241 parking lots under MPK’s supervision in the town. As a start, four 150cc motorcycles have been furnished for the patrol unit. Pic by NSTP/AZHAR RAMLI

KANGAR: The Kangar Municipal Council (MPK) today launched its Traffic Enforcement Patrol Unit, the first in the state, to address the growing problem of haphazard parking.

Council president Khairin Nazry Karim said the unit will help beef up enforcement on parking regulations at 3,241 parking lots under MPK’s supervision in the town.

As a start, four 150cc motorcycles have been furnished for the patrol unit.

“The patrol unit (will also help enforce) the new coupon system introduced early this month.

“Under the new system, a RM0.30 parking fee is charged every half an hour, while RM2 is imposed for the whole day,” he said.

Khairin added that the parking coupon can be purchased from authorised agents town-wide.

He said that a RM10 compound will be issued to errant motorists, with the amount increasing to RM15 after 14 days. This will then snowball to RM30 after a month, and legal action would be taken if the compound is not settled within a given period of time.

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