Devotees will be allowed for Darshan with time slots from March 17 – TTD EO

Tirumala Tirupati Devasathanams has scaled up steps to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease, Covid-19.  The pilgrims will be allowed for darshan by issuing Time slot tokens with out making them wait in Compartments from March 17 onwards as a preventive measure to check the spread of Corona Virus, said, TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal.

Addressing media persons at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Saturday evening, the EO along with Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy said that following call given by the State Government to initiate measures to check the prevalence of Corona Virus as Tirumala happens to be the most populated pilgrim centre with the highest congregation of pilgrims, we have contemplated some measures”, he added.

The devotees will not be made to sit in the compartments of Vaikuntham Queue Complex to avoid person to person contact.

“In the given time slots, the pilgrims will be allowed for darshan by limiting the numbers. The devotees should bring any ID card viz. Adhaar, Voter, Driving Licence etc. along with them to get the Time Slot tokens for darshan”, he said.

Compartments will be set up in Tirumala and Tirupati to issue Time-slot tokens to devotees. The devotees have to co-operate with TTD, as they will have darshan only in the Time slots given to them. They will not be allowed for darshan if they fail to come on time. 

The EO appealed to devotees via media, to co-operate with the amendments brought by TTD in view of the red alert sounded by Central and State governments over the spread of Corona Virus, keeping the health safety of pilgrims in to consideration.