TTD CONTEMPLATES A NAVAL ANTI-DRONE SYSTEM(NADS) _ నావల్ యాంటీ డ్రోన్ సిస్టమ్ ఏర్పాటుకు యోచన
STATE OF ART MUSEUM IN TIRUMALA TO BE READY BY DECEMBER – TTD EO
TIRUMALA, 23 JANUARY 23: A Naval Anti-Drone System(NADS) is being contemplated to be introduced in Tirumala soon by TTD which instantly detects and jams micro drones said, TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy.
During the media briefing held at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Monday, the EO said, the negotiations are going on with Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL) over the procurement of NADS. “As a part of introducing a secured transportation mechanism for pilgrim luggage, TTD is going for a State of Art luggage tagging system which will come into force likely by this April end. “Akin to the Airport Model, we are going for RFID taggings to the luggage of pilgrims”, he added.
The EO explained that out of 396 TTD Kalyana Mandapams located across the country, the rentals of only 12 Kalyana Mandapams have been enhanced owing to the request of the devotees, by totally renovating the structure, providing A/C, furniture spending Rs.2.8cr etc. The tariffs of the remaining 384 Kalyana Mandapams are not hiked. He also informed the media about the world-class Museum coming up in Tirumala on donation basis by TATA constructions at Rs.150 crore which will be completed by December.
For the first time in the history of TTD, we have released a white paper on all 960 assets extending to an area of about 7,126 acres donated to TTD by various philanthropists for the information of the pilgrim public. Similarly, our bank deposits which were Rs. 13,025 crore in 2019 are now Rs. 15,938 crore while the gold deposits enhanced from 7,339 kilos to 10,258 kilos as per latest statistics.
“These figures speak of the transparency in our administrative system and our commitment in discharging our duties and responsibilities for the benefit of devotees”, he asserted.
The EO also put forth the various social welfare activities being operated by TTD with a special focus on health and education. “Besides various schools and colleges, we run specialized institutions like Deaf and Dumb school, polytechnic for physically handicapped, Poor home, old age home, orphanages etc.free of cost. Superspeciality hospitals like SVIMS, BIRRD, and Paediatric hospitals provide impeccable medical services to the needy and poor. A world class Oncology Institute will also come up by the end of this year”, he said.
JEO Sri Veerabrahmam, CVSO Sri Narasimha Kishore, CEO SVBC Sri Shanmukh Kumar, CE Sri Nageswara Rao, GM IT Sri Sandeep and others were present.