With reference to two letters published in Issue 278 (April 1-15):
(1) “Parking Nightmare”
This problem, faced by residents living around Hospital Fatimah, comes under the jurisdiction of the Council’s Parking Unit and Enforcement (Traffic Unit) Division. The complaint has been forwarded to the said unit and division for enforcement actions in the affected area.
(2) “Restricted Parking Zones”
The Council is committed in ensuring a systematic and organised coupon parking system in order to address parking problems in the city.
To date, the whole of Ipoh has been gazetted as parking zone for motorists. The revamped zone is inclusive of areas such as Meru Raya, Ipoh Garden East, Jalan Falim, Buntong and the said area mentioned by the complainant.
Enforcement actions are confined to commercial premises around shop lots. Residential areas, however, are exempted.
The objective is to encourage motorists to use designated parking bays and to prevent the hogging of parking space.
Mohd Zakuan Hj ZakariaCouncil Secretary