Vijayawada

‘VIP darshan’ at Tirumala on donation of ₹10,000

Donors contributing to the Sri Venkateswara Alaya Nirmana (SRIVANI) Trust will be entitled with VIP break darshan at Tirumala.

A decision to this effect was taken by the newly constituted TTD Board at its maiden meeting on Monday. The board which in-principle has agreed to the proposal also urged the authorities to carefully craft out the formalities.

Primarily it is understood that any devotee contributing ₹10,000 will be entitled for one VIP break darshan ticket. An additional cost of ₹500 has to be paid for each ticket. Each devotee will be eligible to avail himself of five tickets at one go.

Online also

The tickets will be made available both online as well as offline. Devotees at the click of the mouse can book their darshan tickets in advance on the day of their choice and turn up for darshan on the appropriate day.

A grace period of three months will be provided for the online booking of the tickets, while the offline quota will be made available at Tirumala.

The authorities are yet to arrive at a decision with regard to the number of tickets to be issued in a day. In all probabiliy, the number is likely to be be around 1,000 a day, except on the days of festive and special occasions where in the TTD generally dispenses with the system.

The scheme is expected to be grounded soon after the annual Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara.

The main intention behind the new scheme is to mobilise funds for the construction of temples of Lord Venkateswara at all important towns, cities across the country including the Dalitwadas.

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