Tirumala, 16 Sep. 16: The trial run of prominent vahana seva of the annual Brahmotsavam was conducted with all fan fare in full format during the Pournami Garuda Seva this evening at the Mada streets.

As part of the exercise the TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao along with Tirumala JEO Sri K S Sreenivasa Raju and the incharge CV & SO Sri G Srinivas, inspected the infrastructure developed in the Mada streets for security, drinking water, hygiene (sanitation and toilets), annaprasadam distribution, placement of srivari sevaks and other staff. He also issued new directions to make the system fool proof and also make it devotee friendly.

The TTD EO also directed the engineering department officials to make proper arrangements for entry and exit of devotees from the galleries during the Garuda Seva and take every measure necessary to make the event incident proof.

The performance by scores of bhajan mandali’s was the star attraction of the Garuda Seva trial run. Under the aegis of the HDPP, nearly 800 bhajan artists from Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam had particiapted and sung bhajans in front of the Garuda Vahanams.

Senior TTD officials, and devotees particiapted in the stellar event which had all the grandeur, devotional elixir and colorful glitter of the real Garuda Seva vahanam.