THOSE who buy a hybrid car in Petaling Jaya next year can look forward to three months of free parking in the city.
Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman said this was just one of the many green initiatives that the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) was implementing.
There was a lot of interest in the scheme after it was announced at the 2012 budget recently, Roslan said after presenting the Petaling Jaya Green Figure Award recently.
“Hybrid-car buyers will be given free parking passes for three months to park anywhere in Petaling Jaya,” he said.
“We are extending the scheme to people who are not Petaling Jaya residents, as long as they have bought their car from a car dealer in Petaling Jaya,” he said.
Among the other initiatives introduced in the budget was a RM100,000 allocation to install energy-saving lights at the back of houses, as part of the Safe City campaign.
MBPJ senior town planning assistant director Lee Lih Shyan said there was some confusion about the allocation after it was announced.
“This allocation is not to install streetlights in backlanes.
“It is for the installation of LED lights at the back of houses with dark lanes, upon request from owners and on a first-come first-serve basis.
“The council will bear the cost of the installation but the house owners will be paying for the electricity cost, which comes up to about RM10 every month,” Lee said.