Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs to meet TTD top brass, intelligence officials and officials of State Home Department

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs headed by BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed satisfaction over the security arrangements being made by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) atop the sacred shrine of Lord Venakteswara.

Talking to media persons, Mr. Naidu said that the committee has been visiting several important places in the country, including Tirumala, SHAR, and Kalpakkam to study the existing security mechanism at all the places.

Mr. Naidu said that the committee is also scheduled meet the top brass of the TTD officials, intelligence officials and the officials of the State Home Department on Saturday in Tirupati wherein issues relating to disaster management and security mechanism will be discussed. Besides this, the committee will also discuss issues relating to the marine security in the coastal belt apart from the proposal to bring Tirumala under the ‘no-fly’ zone category.

The TTD authorities on their part explained to the team the various initiatives being adopted by the temple administration towards crowd management, queue system and the amenities being extended to pilgrims visiting Tirumala.

Earlier, the team also paid a visit to both the pilgrim-choked Vaikuntam queue complexes, Kalyanakatta and Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba free meals complex and the TTD-run Aswini hospital.

Prominent among others who were present were included members of the committee - Kanimozhi, Raman Deka, Santosh Chowdary, Ravneet Singh, Neeraj Sekhar, TTD Executive Officer L.V. Subramanyam, JEO K.S. Srinivasa Raju, CVSO G.V.G. Ashok Kumar and others.

Advani in Tirumala

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani on Friday reached Tirumala as part of his two-day pilgrimage to the sacred shrine.

On his arrival at the Padmavathi guest house, the BJP leader was accorded a warm reception by his senior party colleague Venkaiah Naidu, TTD Chairman K. Bapiraju, JEO K.S. Srinivasa Raju and other officials, besides party leaders.

Mr. Advani will offer prayers at the hill temple on Saturday morning before motoring down to Tirupati to participate in the high-level meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs.