Tirumala, 22 July 2011(P.R.O) : The TTD Executive Officer Sri LV Subramanyam held the first phase of review meeting with all heads of the departments of TTD over the arrangements for the upcoming Sri Tirumala Temple (Sri TT) annual brahmotsavams at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Friday.

As a part of the elaborate discussions regarding the arrangements for the mega religious fete, some important decisions have been taken. All arjitha sevas have been cancelled during the time of salakatla brahmotsavams which is slated to take place between 29th of September to 7th October this year.

However with a restriction of 50 tickets for each vahanam procession arjitha brahmotsavam tickets will be issued. Even this ticket will not be issued on Garuda Seva day which falls on October 3 and it will be performed as Circar. The TTD has also cancelled issuance of VIP break darshan tickets during the Brahmotsavams.

Advance booking of guest houses and cottages at Tirumala have been cancelled during brahmotsavams. Even accommodation will be provided to self-donors and others will not be entertained even if they come with donor slips. All mutts in Tirumala will also hand over 50% of rooms available with them to TTD during the Brahmotsavam season in view of pilgrim rush.

The TTD vigilance and police departments will take up traffic regularization measures and sufficient police and vigilance personnel will be deployed at all the vital areas at Alipiri and at Tirumala. Apart from the police and TTD vigilance, the TTD EO has also instructed all department HODs to also use the services of scouts and guides and srivari sevaks to serve the pilgrims and for queue line management during Brahmotsavams.

The Annadanam wing is directed to be ready to feed 60thousand plus pilgrims every day. And the health department is directed to keep the premises of foot path, in and around Tirumala, guest houses tidy and hygienic. The potu wing is told to keep a buffer stock of 3 lakh to 4 lakh laddus every day for the sake of pilgrims. The engineering department officials are directed to complete all the pending works before brahmotsavams.

Tirumala Joint EO Sri KS Srinivasa Raju, CVSO Sri MK Singh, FACAO Sri Bhaskar Reddy, CE Sri Chandra Sekhar Reddy and other heads of departments were also present.


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