Tirumala, 25 Feb 2015: With an aim to procure qualitative double edged Stainless steel blades, TTD is all set for the procurement of blades through e-tenders which is slated to take place on 12th March 2015.

Keeping in view the complaints raised by the devotees as well by the barbers of Kalyanakatta over the quality of the blades, TTD Executive Officer Dr D Samba Siva Rao constituted a committee to come out with proper recommendations to procure qualitative blades.

After the deliberations made by the EO with the committee along with Tirumala JEO, FACAO and Chief Engineer, it has been decided to maintain earlier specifications for procuring the blades without any changes.

Earlier in performance test the average score per shave were taken at 4.2 while. the existing specification is 3.5. Now it has been decided to go ahead with 4.2 specification only for the e-procurement of SS blades.

Meanwhile it has also been decided to form another committee with Tirumala JEO, FACAO and Chief Engineer duly including experts in the related field to assess and review the performance of blades with the above specifications for future procurement.