SUMMER ARRANGEMENTS ON SPREE-TTD EO
SPRINKLER SYSTEM TO GIVE CHILL THRILL TO DEVOTEES
TIRUMALA, March 15, 2016: As Tirumala is already witnessing scorching temperatures from the past one month, in the wake of ensuing summer holiday rush, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao has directed the concerned to go for sprinkler system in the four mada streets to give soothing feel to devotees.
SPRINKLER SYSTEM TO WET FOUR MADA STREETS:
Reviewing with senior officers of TTD in Annamaiah Bhavan at Tirumala on Tuesday, the EO directed the Health and Engineering wing to go for this sprinkler system to wet the floor encircling the shrine from scorching temperatures providing relief to pilgrims. “Instead of using the primitive system of tankers to wet the four mada streets, you can set up these sprinklers at the ground level and wet the land continuously from 9am to 5pm every day till next six months. Plan accordingly”, he told the concerned HoDs.
ANNAPRASADAM AND WATER ARRANGEMENTS:
The EO said, Annaprasadam arrangements including food, butter milk etc. should be served to the devotees at regular intervals both in queue lines and in compartments. “Keep hold of enough stock of paper plates and cups as lakhs of pilgrims visit during the next two months”, he said. On the other hand he instructed the health wing to provide water to the pilgrims on continuous basis to protect the pilgrims from scorching heat”, he added.
FIRE FIGHTING MECHANISM:
Sri Rao instructed the forest wing to be prepared with forest fire fighting machinery and man power. He also instructed the vigilance wing to co-ordinate with the police to provide security during the peak season.
SEEGHRA DARSHAN BUS STOPS:
He has also directed the Transport wing to identify two or three points and be named as “Seeghra Darshan Bus stops” to exclusively operate bus for Rs.300 special darshan pilgrims. He has instructed the Transport GM Sri Sesha Reddy to negotiate with the APSRTC to operate buses round the clock during the summer vacation from April 15 till June 30.
COMPLETE PENDING WORKS BY MONTH END: The EO instructed the Engineering wing to complete all the pending works before the month end and see that the white washing, coolant paints and other heat preventive measure also be completed. “Identify places where pilgrim congregation is more to set up more Jalaprasadam units”, he added.
NO VACATION TO OFFICERS AND STAFFS:
As heavy rush is being anticipated during the summer vacation, he has instructed the officials and staff members to be available in the service of multitude of visiting pilgrims to Tirumala from April 15 to June 30. “Unless in the case of emergency, no leave will be sanctioned”, he instructed the HoDs.
Chief Engineer Sri Chandrasekhar Reddy, Additional FACAO Sri O Balaji, other HoDs were also present.
EO INSPECTS RS.300 NEW LINE:
After the review meeting, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao has inspected the Rs.300 queue line which is emerging at ATC Car Parking area along with Engineering, EDP and Health officials.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI