The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) decided on Tuesday to reduce the issuance of Sarva Darshan tokens from the current 22,000 to 15,000 per day amid the surge in coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh and its neighboring states.
The additional managing director of TTD, AV Dharma Reddy, informed the media here that the decision, which was made in the greater interest of the supporters, would come into force on Wednesday.
Likewise, a decision would shortly be made regarding the reduction of darshan tokens for special £ 300 tickets and allowing devotees to attend Arjitha Sevas at Lord Venkateswara Temple in case the number of infections continues to rise.
The TTD recently announced that devotees from the Ugadi Festival are allowed to attend Arjitha Sevas. Mr Dharma Reddy made it clear that the pilgrims’ health is of the utmost importance to the TTD and appealed to followers as they enter the temple, Vaikuntam Complex, Complimentary Meal Complex, Kalyanakatta and other vital areas in which to be reportedly the community is located, it is essential to wear face masks to be great.
In addition to maintaining social distance, he urged the followers to regularly use the disinfectants made available at all important points in the temple city.
The TTD has also provided thermal protectors at the cottage allocation desks and in the Annadanam complex as a precaution, the additional senior executive said.