ADDITIONAL BOONDI POTU TO GET FACE LIFT-TTD EO
Tirumala, 10 June 2016: Terming the fire accident which took pace in boondi potu at Tirumala as a “minor incident”, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao on Friday said that the additional boondi potu located outside the temple will be given a face lift soon with foolproof measures to avoid fire accidents in future.
Addressing media persons in Tirumala, the EO said, this minor fire accident occurred when there duty workers are changing their shifts at about 5:15am. Due to over heat, the fire spread to the walls which have deposits of ghee used for preparation of laddu. However the fire crew put off the flames within minutes and averted the fire mishap. No harm is caused to the work force and there is no major loss to the property”, he added.
Adding further the EO said, TTD will take the expert opinion to make the potu an Incident Free area. “After cleaning the entire potu hall, the preparation of boondi restarted by 10:15am”, he said.
Earlier, immediately after the incident TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao and Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju rushed to the spot and instructed the concerned which initiated to putoff the fire within minutes and bring back the situation to normalcy.
Temple DyEO Sri K Rama Rao, Health Officer Dr Sermista, TTD PRO Dr T Ravi, AVSO Sri Mallikarjun were also present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI