TIRUMALA: The number of VIP break darshans at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanamswill be reduced drastically for the next 15 weeks from coming Friday. The decision was taken in view of summer rush at the shrine. Most recommendation letters will not be entertained till July 15. Every week, from Thursday to Saturday, only protocol VIPs will be allowed to have darshans. On other days, TTD will exercise its discretion based on quota, and number of recommendation letters.
Senior officers will be deputed to take care of queue management, distribution of anna prasadam and other provisions. Officials will also rope in extra staff to discharge duties. Officials have been asked to ensure devotees get water and food on time. TTD authorities said plans are afoot to make butter milk distribution more organised.
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