All devotees visiting Tirumala can have darshan of Sri Venkateswara Swamy after a two-hour wait in the queue line within one month if the plans formulated by the Endowments Minister Pydikondala Manikyala Rao worked out.
A software was being deployed in Tirumala to allot a specific time of darshan to each devotee and accordingly the devotee would have to join the queue line at a stipulated point about two hours in advance, the Minister told newsmen after offering prayers in the ancient Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy temple at Devunikadapa.
A three-tier system was being introduced in Tirumala and he examined its efficacy, Mr. Manikyala Rao said. The system would be convenient to the devotees as they would clearly know the time when they have to join the queue line. Rather than endlessly wait in the queue, the devotees could utilise the time to visit other temples and come to have darshan within two hours of joining the queue line, he added.
The Endowments Minister announced constitution of a committee headed by a retired High Court Judge and submit a report on encroachment of nearly 28,000 acres of endowment lands in the State. Temple properties and lands were under encroachment and several cases were pending in courts and tribunals, Mr. Manikayala Rao said. The Government would take appropriate action on receiving the committee's recommendations, he added.