Learning a lesson from Tuesday’s bitter experience, a large number of policemen were deployed at TTD eSeva centre to ensure orderly distribution of ‘Vaikuntha Dwara Darshan’ tickets on Wednesday.
A 75-men strong police force led by ACP Venkata Rao, two Circle-Inspectors and nine sub-inspectors were posted on special duty at the eSeva centre. Heavy barricading was also made.
Utter chaos and heavy turnout of devotees for the tokens led to a near-stampede injuring 10 persons at the centre located at the TTD Kalyanamandapam at MVP Colony on Tuesday. TTD officials distributed over 1,000 tickets out of 1800 sanctioned for the eSeva centre in exchange of tokens given. The remaining tokens will be accepted for issuing of tickets on Thursday.