KLCC Provides 'Pink' Parking Lots For Women

By Wan Shahara Ahmad Ghazali

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4 (Bernama) -- Women's rights have gathered momentum in Malaysia. Over the past few years, Malaysia has developed facilities specifically for women.

Some of these facilities include 'women's only' Komuter train coaches and women's only customer lanes in several supermarkets nationwide.

The latest development is the women's only parking zone provided by a shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur.

SAFETY CONCERNS

The Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) is aware of the problems faced by women drivers. Hence, KLCC has collaborated with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to provide 'women's only' parking spaces at the complex's parking zone.

The move was initiated by the Suria KLCC as many women visit the shopping arcade.

The chief executive officer of KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, Hashim Wahir, believes it is not easy for the KLCC management to ensure the safety of all visitors at the complex.

However, the management team is trying its best to come up with the most practical way to ensure the safety of women.

PARKING LOTS

"A total of 142 women's only parking spaces are provided at the P1 level, located near escalators and lifts at Suria KLCC," Hashim said while shining light on the KLCC Parking Guide System.

Hashim said this parking zone can be conveniently approached via the Jalan Tun Razak-Jalan Binjai and Jalan P.Ramlee tunnels as well as Jalan Ampang-Persiaran KLCC.

This 'women's only' parking zone is equipped with several 'Help Points' and CCTVs. The zone is well-lit and has security personnel (24/7).

Every parking lot has 'pink-coloured flooring' and a logo that indicates that only women can park their cars in that area.

INDICATOR LIGHTS

Hashim hopes women drivers will utilise the parking facility provided by KLCC.

"There is also an indicator light which informs the public if the parking zone is full or if there are parking lots available," he said, adding that the indicator also shows how many parking spaces are available.

"An occupied parking space is indicated by a red light and a vacant space is indicated by a green light. A vacant space for the handicapped is indicated by a blue light," Hashim said.

-- BERNAMA