The application, “Park@Perak” is a parking payment alternative using smartphones. It can be downloaded from Play Store from January 1 and Apple Store from January 20.
It enables motorists to pay their parking fees without resorting to coupons thus saving time and energy.
Motorists, according to the Executive Councillor for Housing and Local Government, Public Transport, Non- Muslim Affairs and New Villages, Yong Choo Kiong, can continue to use the present parking coupons. However, they are encouraged to use the app, as it is convenient and user-friendly.
“We’re in the process of standardising the parking rates throughout the state,” said Choo Kiong to reporters during a media conference on Thursday, January 3.
“Parking fees, presently, differ with each district and council. Batu Gajah District Council charges 60 sen an hour, Manjung Municipal Council, 40 sen an hour while Ipoh City Council charges 60 sen an hour.
“Therefore, we need to standardise the fee to a uniform rate of 30 sen for half an hour, 60 sen for an hour and RM 4 for a day throughout the state,” said Choo Kiong.
He added that the matter, once finalised, would be brought to the Executive Council Meeting for approval.