Concrete Retaining Wall In Down Ghat Road

Tirupati, 23 May 2023: TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy directed officials to conduct enquiry on the bus accident that occurred on Wednesday on the Tirumala Tirupati down ghat road and submit a detailed report on the same. 


TTD Chairman on Thursday visited the site where the bus mishap happened and reviewed the issues connected with the accident. 


Speaking to the media later he said the Olectra company and RTC officials had informed that there was no technical fault but over speeding and human error shall be probed. 


The Chairman said fortunately with the benign blessings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy none of devotees injured and RTC made all alternative arrangements ensuing safe transportation of passengers to Tirupati.


He said officials concerned have been instructed to give more training to drivers on electric buses and ensure safety of passengers.


TTD CVSO Sri Narasimha Kishore, Transport GM Sri Shesha Reddy, RTC RM Sri Chengal Reddy, Olectra electric bus manufacturing company representatives were present. 


Effective Security Measures with Latest Technology for Tirumala Soon - Prinicipal Secretary Home

Effective and foolproof initiatives will be taken up with latest technology to 

strengthen the security set up in Tirumala soon, said the State Principal Secretary(Home) Sri Harish Kumar Gupta on Wednesday.

Speaking to media persons at Vaikuntha 2 Complex on Wednesday the top brass police official said the review of security measures was done for two days on how to roll out Artificial Intelligence steps at the CCTV control room with latest software besides anti-drone technology and body scanners. 

DIG Sri Ammi Reddy said  seven committees have been constituted with SP or ASP level officials as leads for a field study and report within 15 days. A review meeting will be held again and execute the decisions after the approval from the Government. 

Earlier the high level officials team inspected thr Srivari temple, New Parakamani Bhavan, VQC 1&2, Command Control Room and other  locations in Tirumala.

TTD JEO Sri Veerabrahmam, OSD(ISW) Sri Shashidhar Reddy, CVSO Sri Narasimha Kishore, Intelligence DP Sri Sumit, Greyhounds SP Sri Bindu Madhav, Commandant of 14th Battalion Sri Jagadeesh, Tirupati SP Sri Parameswar Reddy, top cops from State Intelligence Bureau,  Intelligence Security Wing, Octopus, Forest, Fire services were also present.

Among TTD senior officers, CE Sri Nageswara Rao, SE2 Sri Jagadeeshwar Reddy, Health Officer Dr Sridevi, VGOs Sri Bali Reddy, Sri Manohar and Sri Giridhar Rao, DFO Sri Srinivasulu and others were also present. 


Thereafter senior officials from different uniform forces and TTD met at Annamaiah Bhavan in the review meeting jointly led by TTD CVSO Sri Narasimha Kishore and Intelligence SP Sri Sumit on Wednesday evening.

Mahashanthi Tirumanjanam Performed

As part of ongoing Maha Samprokshanam festivities in Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple, Mahas Shanti Tirumanjanam was observed in Tirupati on Wednesday.

Sri Pedda Jeeyar and Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamijis of Tirumala, chief priest Sri Srinivasa Deekshitulu, DyEO Smt Shanti and others were present.


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High Level Security Meeting Held

A high level meeting on Security Audit was held at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Tuesday in the presence of Sri Harish Kumar Gupta, IPS, Principal secretary (Home) Govt of AP. 

Top brass officials from both TTD and Police Department and other uniform forces participated in the meeting to discuss on how to enhance the Security set up in Tirumala in view of increased pilgrim and vehicular traffic post Covid Pandemic.

The Principal Secretary (Home) strongly opined that there is a need for a comprehensive security audit and all the security forces should be brought under a single command for effective execution of foolproof security cover to Tirumala. 

Earlier, both the Chief Vigilance and Security Officer of TTD Sri Narasimha Kishore and Tirupati SP Sri Parameshwar Reddy presented PowerPoint Presentation separately giving a detailed picture about the existing security set up with respect to Tirumala, its precincts and the areas where the security need to be beefed up keeping in view the safety and security of the multitude of the visiting pilgrims as well increased vehicular traffic in the Hill Town from the past two years. 

DIG Anantapuram Range Sri Ammi Reddy, OSD ISW Sri Sasidhar Reddy, many other officials from State Intelligence Bureau, Intelligence Security Wing, Octopus, SPF, district police, Forest, Fire and other forces were also present.

On behalf of TTD, JEO Sri Veerabrahmam, senior officers including CE Sri Nageswara Rao, SE 2 Sri Jagadeeshwar Reddy, Health Officer Dr Sridevi, VGOs Sri Bali Reddy, Sri Manohar, Sri Giridhar Rao and others were also present.

Appalayagunta Brahmotsavams


connection with the annual brahmotsavams in Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy temple.at Appalayagunta from May 31 to June 8, Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam was held on Tuesday.

Ankurarpanam will be held on May 30 while Dhwajarohanam on May 31.

The important days includes Kalyanotsavam on June 3, Garuda Seva on June 4, Rathotsavam on June 7, Chakra Snanam on June 8

All the morning vahana sevas takes place between 8am and 9am while the evening vahana sevas will be observed between 7pm and 8pm. The Kalyanotsavam will be performed between 4:30pm and 7pm on payment of Rs.500 per ticket on which two grihasta devotees will be allowed.

Temple Superintendent Smt Srivani and others participated in the Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam.