Trust Board Meeting
Tirumala, 29 Sep. 09: In an effort to root out the middle men and to simplify the process of darshan for alll devotees the Tirumala Tirupati Trust Board today decided to summarily do away with the system of Cellar and AAD tickets for special darshans .
In its place the Board decided to introduce a ‘ quick darshan’ ( Shigra Darshan) system of issue of Rs. 300 ticket . Breifing the reporters on the proceedings of the Board meeting held this after noon the TTD chairman Sri. D. K.Adikeshavulu said the new system will come into effect from October 21st, the first day of Karthika month- on the day of Nagula Chaviti .
‘ Under the new system any devotee can walk in to the Vaikuntam -I complex , pay Rs.300 and get a ticket for quick darshan ‘, he said . The Sreeghra Darshan tickets will be sold only at the Vaikuntham comples and is not available either online or at any of the counters elsewhere either at Tirupati or in any banks . “These tickets will be sold only at Vaikuntham complex and also on first come first served basis and no amount of advance booking or reservation or qoutas will be entertained “, he said.
The chairman said with the introduction of the new system all the existing special darshan schemes like Cellar Ticket and AAD will stand disbanded . ” However the issue of Rs. 50 ticket being issued at all TTD e-darshan counters ( online ) will be continued as usual”.
The TTD chairman also said that the Board had considered the need to streamline the process of honoring all recommendation letters which were not being addressed at various levels like the EO, JEO, Special Offricer etc. ” We are working out a process where all such recommendation letters will be pooled under a single window system and handled accordingly ” , he said.
The board ALSO thanked all the officials of TTD , polcie and district administrationwho strived day and night for the successful conduction of the Brahmotsavam-2009 and also made it memorable and uneventful.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI