TTD to allow darshan for 7K devotees every day
- Srivari darshan timings cut short to 14 hrs from 22 hrs
- Devotees have to make advance booking for darshan
Tirupati: Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) officials are working on darshan arrangements post lockdown keeping in view the fact that Covid-19 protocols have to be strictly followed.
The TTD proposes to allow 500 devotees per hour for Srivari darshan into Tirumala temple. This means that about 7,000 devotees would be permitted during 14 hours every day.
The TTD would first go in for a rehearsal to ensure that it was fully prepared to implement the protocols like safe distancing and avoid direct contact.
To begin with, the TTD would allow employees for Srivari darshan during the first three days of launching the new system. After that the local people from Tirupati city will be allowed for a darshan and once the authorities are sure that everything was in place and they can handle the pilgrims coming from across the country, the new system would be thrown open for all.
The TTD would reduce the Srivari darshan timings from present 22 hours to 14 hours per day. Sources said that devotees will have to book time slot in advance for all darshans, including Sarvadarshan otherwise they will stop at Alipiri Check Post entrance of the ghat road.
Not just that unlike in the past, only two persons will be permitted to stay in the rooms allotted to them. Earlier, they used to allow four persons per room.
All devotees will have to undergo medical checkup at Alipiri. As far as the special darshans are concerned, the board is yet to take a decision.