Facilities at Tiruchanur akin to Tirumala: EO Anil Kumar Singhal

Facilities at Tiruchanur akin to Tirumala: EO Anil Kumar Singhal
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TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal inspecting Padmavathi Nilayam at Tiruchanur temple in Tirupati on Wednesday. Tirupati JEO B Lakshmikantham and CVSO Gopinath Jatti are also seen
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The TTD is contemplating to develop devotee facilities at Tiruchanur on the lines of Tirumala to cope with the growing number of pilgrims, said Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal.

Tiruchanur: The TTD is contemplating to develop devotee facilities at Tiruchanur on the lines of Tirumala to cope with the growing number of pilgrims, said Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal.

Speaking to the media after inspecting the Tiruchanur temple along with Tirupati JEO B Lakshmikantham and CVSO Gopinath Jatti on Wednesday, he said adequate facilities were created at Tiruchanur temple in the recent times which is attracting daily 30,000 devotees at present.

Arrangements were made to remove grills at both Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple and Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple so that devotees could get good darshan and divine elixir of deities and enjoy the architectural beauty of historic temples.

The EO said repair of Ratham at Tiruchanur was taken up and the store room in the temple shifted to the Anna Prasadam Bhavan and the space used as waiting hall for devotees. He said officials have been instructed to build a covered pathway on the road from temple to new Anna Prasadam Complex in the Tholappa Gardens. The EO also inspected the temple Potu, old Anna Prasadam Complex, footwear counters and others. Steps taken for a chappal stand, mobile deposit counter and a bookstall, all under one roof, he said.

Earlier, the EO also inspected the rooms, dormitories, entry path, sign boards, prayer and reception halls, drinking water, bank ATMs at Sri Padmavathi Nilayam guest house, and directed officials to ensure that electrical wiring was covered and not exposed for safety of visitors. Singhal also inspected the new hostel block at Sri Govindaraja Arts College and directed officials to ensure quality work and completion as per schedule.

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