Friday, December 15, 2017
The TTD is making arrangements for the launch of time-slot for the pilgrims opting for dharma darshan at the temple of Lord Venkateswara Swamy.
Under this system, pilgrims need not wait for hours in queue lines but can have darshan of the Lord at the time of their choice. The system will be enforced for six days in a week from Monday to Saturday. Devotees can choose the time of their choice in the 24 hour schedule in a day and collect tokens at the 117 counters built newly at the vantage points on the hill.
Nearly 300 TTD employees and 80 supervising officers have been specially deputed for the purpose in addition to 80 employees from the Trilok agencies and 50 from the Bank of Baroda who will render round the clock services at all the counters. The staff are undergoing a ‘training on hands’ programme at the TTD’s SVETA buildings at Tirupati.
JEO K.S.Srinivasa Raju speaking to media said that it was mandatory for pilgrims to produce their Aadhaar cards while collecting the darshan tokens. Those who did not wish to produce their cards for various reason could have darshan in the regular sarva darshan queue lines from the second Vaikuntam queue complex.