YOGYAKARTA - Starting from Monday (5/7) UGM carried out trial of Vehicle Identity Card (KIK). The card has recently been imposed in four clusters, namely the Inter-University Centre, Science, Agro-Fauna, and Socio Humanities. Director of Asset Management and Maintenance of UGM, Dr. Ing. Singgih Hawibowo, said that the trial would last one month before real implementation. "Now, we're still in the process of providing the cards for users. While in the process, we give them a ticket first," Singgih said in his office, Monday (5/7).
Singgih added that the system is going to run fully in the middle of August. This is because currently there are only 35% of about 20 thousand of applicants having their cards ready.
On that occasion, Singgih said that the system on some portals will begin at 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (first shift) and 14:00 to 22:00 (shift 2). Especially the portal on the Boulevard UGM will be operational for 24 hours, because in this area there are several locations for guests, such as Wisma Kagama, UC Resto, and Bulaksumur housing compound. "The others are adjusted to the situation of units/faculties, namely at about 10 p.m.," he explained.
The implementation of the system does not mean that UGM will become a closed campus. UGM remains open for anyone, whether pedestrians or cyclists, motor riders, and car drivers. It aims to realize the 'educopolis' vision, meaning an environment that is conducive to the learning process in the context of the development of multidisciplinary collaborations that is responsive to ecological issues in order to achieve the university vision.
The implementation is also to ease UGM in restricting vehicles that do not have anything to do with UGM from entering the campus, minimize the number of thefts, and reduce air pollution. "UGM campus remains open for anyone. Indeed the people who have nothing to do with UGM have begun to understand and went through other routes," Singgih added.
Meanwhile, Chief of Campus Security Unit UGM, Kiswondo, said that the first day of trial ran normally, although occasionally he found people queuing at the portal entrance. For each portal, about three personnels were on guard and recorded the flow of vehicles. "It is normal and there is no complaint. If traffic jam occurs, it is possible for us to open more portals and add more staff," he said.