23 March 2017

Nilai, Seremban will implement e-parking system by next year

  23 March 2017

SEREMBAN: The Negeri Sembilan state government plans to implement the electronic parking system or e-parking for areas administered by the Seremban Municipal Council (MPS) and the Nilai Municipal Council (MPN), next year.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said the new system would replace the manual payment system that was currently being used.

He said with the e-parking system, users would be able to make payment for the parking fee using their mobile phones via the application provided and they could add it on at any time and this would help ease their daily affairs.

"We expect both the MPS and the MPN will implement this new system, the latest by the end of next year.

"This new system is seen to help increase revenue for the local councils up to 60 per cent in the parking sector compared to the current manual payment system as the revenue (with e-parking) will then be channelled directly into the councils' accounts without going through the operator company," he told reporters here today.

Commenting further, he said, the current payment method used was seen to bring losses to the parking operators and many of them have gone bankrupt due to losses incured in their operations including vandalism to parking metres.

"However, with the new (e-parking) system we no longer need an operator, and local councils will only need to buy the application and will then pay an annual royalty to the company that develops the application," he said. - BERNAMA

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