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TTD Launches Ten Eco-Friendly E-Buses

TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy on Monday launched ten eco-friendly buses in Tirumala along with the TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, JEO Sri Veerabrahmam.

Later speaking to the media, the Chairman said,

M/s Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd., Hyderabad has come forward to donate 10 electric buses to TTD to operate as free buses for internal conveyance of pilgrims in Tirumala. The cost of each e-bus is Rs.1.80 Cr (Total 10 buses cost is Rs.18.00 Cr). 

He said the motto is to protect the sanctity and serenity of Tirumala hills by reducing vehicular pollution.  The TTD Board, a couple of years ago had resolved to replace the diesel vehicles with e-vehicles in a phased manner. In 1st phase, 35 e-cars (TATA Nexon) are introduced in Tirumala for the official use of TTD officers, procured from M/s CESL, JV company of PSUs under Ministry of Power, GOI on a dry lease basis(without driver).

Later upon the request of TTD, APSRTC also now operates 64 e-buses in Tirumala-Tirupati ghat roads. TTD will establish charging stationsat its workshop, Tirumala and the same will be completed by April 15 and M/s Olectra will provide training to the TTD drivers to operate the e-buses. "We are contemplating to replace the existing taxis with e-vehicles and soon Tirumala will be made environment friendly free from pollution", he asserted.  

After performing pujas to the fleet of e-buses, the officials were taken for a drive.CE Sri Nageswara Rao, SE 2 Sri Jagadeeshwar Reddy, GM Transport Sri Sesha Reddy, HO Dr Sridevi, DyEO Sri Harindranath, VGO Sri Bali Reddy and other officials were present.

Dhwajavarohanam Held

The annual brahmotsavam in Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple at Tirupati came to a grand conclusion with the religious Dhwajavarohanam on Tuesday evening.

The Garuda Patam which was hoisted on the first day of annual fete was lowered as per agamas.

Deputy EO Smt Nagaratna, AEO Sri Mohan and others were present.

Chakra Snanam Observed

The annual brahmotsavam in Sri Kodandarama Temple at Tirupati concluded with Chakra Snanam observed at Kapilathirtham on Tuesday.

Earlier in the morning, Snapana Tirumanjanam was observed in the deities of Sri Sita Rama Lakshmana with Chakrattalwar at Venugopala Swamy Mandapam. Later Chakra Snanam was performed. Large number of devotees participated.

HH Tirumala Pedda Jeeyangar, HH Sri Chinna Jeeyangar Swamy of Tirumala, DyEO Smt Nagaratna, AEO Sri Mohan, Superintendent Sri Ramesh Kumar, Inspectors Sri Chalapathi, Sri Suresh and others were present.

Rathotsavam Held

On a penultimate day on Monday, Rathotsavam was observed with grandeur as part of the ongoing annual brahmotsavams in Sri Kodandaramalayam in Tirupati.

On the eighth day, Sri Kodandarama atop the massive wooden chariot blessed His devotees who converged all along the mada streets of the temple city surrounding the temple.

Both the senior and junior pontiffs of Tirumala, CE Sri Nageswara Rao, EEs Sri Krishna Reddy, Sri Venugopal, Sri Sivarama Krishna, Sri Muralikrishna, DyEO Smt Nagaratna, AEO Sri Mohan, Superintendent Sri Ramesh and other officials were present.


TTD Chairman and The EO Invite AP CM For Sita Rama Kalyanam

TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy along with the TTD EO AV Dharma Reddy has formally met and invited the Honourable CM of AP Sri YS Jaganmohan Reddy for Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam at Vontimitta on April 5 at the CM's Camp Office in Tadepalli on Monday.

They presented Theertha Prasadams to the CM on the occasion.

The annual festival of Sri Ramanavami Brahmotsavams will be observed between March 30 to April 9 with the state festival of the celestial Kalyanam scheduled on April 5 between 8pm and 10pm.

Kodanda Rama Graces on Aswa Vahana

The vahana sevas during the ongoing annual brahmotsavam in Sri Kodandarama Alayam in Tirupati has culminated with Aswa Vahanam.

HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy of Tirumala, DyEO Smt Nagaratna, AEO Sri Mohan and other office staffs, devotees participated.

Priority to Common Pilgrims During Ensuing Summer Season

 As the peak summer vacation rush is being witnessed in Tirumala from April 15 to July 15, TTD has contemplated to reduce VIP break, SRIVANI, tourism quota, virtual sevas, Rs.300/ darshan tickets while giving high priority to ordinary devotees, said TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy.

Addressing media persons over the summer arrangements TTD Chairman along with the TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy briefed the media at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Monday.The arrangements as follows:

The VIPs are requested to reduce referral letters during these three peak months so that the common devotees get a chance to have a quick darshan without having to wait for a long time 

Divya Darshan will be resumed on a trial-basis at Alipiri and Srivarimettu footpath routes from 1st of April onwards for a week.

There are more than 7500 rooms in Tirumala that could accommodate nearly 40 thousand pilgrims out of which about 85 percent of the rooms have been reserved for common devotees. Recently introduced face recognition technology has increased transparency in the allotment of rooms enabling more number of devotees to easily get them accommodation.


Annaprasadam will be served at Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba Annaprasadam Complex, PAC 2, 4, Vaikuntham compartments, queue lines, food courts in Tirumala.

Kalyanakattas works round the clockCoolamt cem will be applied at all the vital congregation points during hot summer season.

Buffer stock of laddus will be kept ready

Senior officers will be drafted for supervisory works to ensure smooth conduct of darshan to the multitude of visiting devotees during the peak summer season.

DyEOs Sri Ramesh Babu, Sri Harindranath, VGO Sri Bali Reddy, Special Officer Catering Sri Shastry were also present.


+Bangaru Godugu Utsavam Held

Bangaru Godugu Utsavam was held on Sunday as part of the ongoing annual brahmotsavam at Sri Kodandarama temple in Tirupati.

In this traditional fete, Sri Pantulugari Ramanathan presented a golden umbrella and performed pujas.

This umbrella will be decorated atop the mammoth wooden chariot on Monday as part of its procession.

Panchayudha Ramachandra Shines on Suryaprabha

Sri Rama donning Panchayudhas, shined brightly on Suryaprabha Vahanam on Sunday morning.

On the seventh day as a part of the ongoing annual brahmotsavam in Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple witnessed Sri Rama with Conch(Shankha), Disc(Chakra), Bow and Arrow(Saranga), Mace(Kaumodaki) and Sword(Nandaka) - the Panchayudhas and glided all along the four mada streets to bless His devotees.

Both the senior and junior pontiffs of Tirumala, DyEO Smt Nagaratna, AEO Sri Mohan, Superintendent Sri Ramesh and others were present.

Devotees thronged in large numbers as the Suryprabha coincided on the 'Sun'day to catch the glimpse of the divine carrier. 

Akhanda Balakanda Parayanama on 1st April

The 15 edition of Akhanda Balakanda Parayanam will be organised on Nada Neerajanam platform in Tirumala on April 1.

About 89 shlokas from chapters 71 to 73 will be recited on the occasion by Vedic scholars and students with the participation of devotees.

SVBC is telecasting live for the sake of global devotees between 7am and 9am.