When I was browsing through my college website (Webspace), this announcement caught my eye. Not the New Year Greetings, not regarding about all the SIGs in the right hand side, but, its all about the “GOOD NEWS” about the new 300 parking bay.
The above picture shows the usual place where we are ALLOWED to park. The season pass area are meant to the employees of Lotus as well as Digi5al. Due to overgrowing numbers of students in APIIT, they shifted most of us to ENT3, which is another building opposite of the main campus. Most of our classes are held in ENT3 and this triggers us to take up season passes.
But, when we encounter the Parking Management, they rejected our offer of purchasing car park lot next to ENT3. They said that we (students) is not eligible to purchase car park lot.
And, since more and more people are driving into TPM, we are forced to park way behind the hillside car park, and this makes us to park at places where busses usually parked.
Here is the new designated car park area. 300 space for car park bay. Because we need to share with Astro, Maxis, and Iris, that place run out of car park by 9.30 a.m. And, I believe, sooner or later, Maxis or Iris will also purchase the car park, which will leave us, the poor students to walk all around the TPM.
A senior officer of APIIT claimed:
“This move is planned by TPM and it has nothing to do with APIIT. When TPM announced they wanted to shift the car park, I encouraged the students and staffs to take up season pass. I leaked out the information during November and we only get 15 applicants for the season pass in December. APIIT “generously” provides shuttle services for students who park their car opposite of Astro”
And, this is the schedule planned for the shuttle service. If you notice, the shuttle van travels in a duration of 15 to 30 minutes and APIIT only provides 1 van. This morning, there are more than 20 students waiting under the hot sun for the arrival of the van and unfortunately, only a number of them managed to get their ass squeezed so that they get a place in the van.
Besides that, the van will stop taking students from the car park to the main campus after 11.40 a.m. Again, this is another problem. All students of APIIT knew that we are gifted with loooooooong breaks in between our classes. Furthermore, not all the classes begins early in the morning, some of the might be in the afternoon. So, the “generosity is not so generous after all”
Don’t play play. Mercedez you know. Got Ah Mat some more. But, it seems that you are not the only passenger around.
Things appeared to be illogical. We drove to APIIT for our convenience, flexibility. But, in the end, we still need to fight for places like taking the public transport during the rush hour.
Some of the student voices. Believe me, APIITIANS has never been so united before.