Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has decided to dispense with the issue of ‘arjitha seva’ tickets under the current system from February 1, 2016.
Under the new plan, all the tickets presently available under the current booking system will be made available online for the benefit of the pilgrims from February 1. The intention was to ensure transparency in the issue of the much sought-after seva tickets. 75 per cent of the tickets available under the current booking system would be diverted to the online quota and the remaining would be put under the discretionary quota of the officials. The management is also toying with the idea of making the tickets under the discretionary quota available at its e-darshan counters spread across the country. He said that the tickets had already been included in the bulk quota of 54,007 tickets the TTD released online for the month of February.