Tirumala, 14 March 2017: As the incidents of forest fire are common in the summer season, TTD has initiated special measures to prevent forest fire by setting up 24X7 watch towers in Tirupati and Tirumala forest cover, said TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao.
The EO reviewed with various HoDs on the arrangements for ensuing summer along with Tirumala Jeo Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju on Tuesday at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala.
Focusing on the measures to be taken to prevent forest fires, he. Instructed the forest wing officials to gear up for the same and be attentive to prevent if any such incidents occur. “Wireless sets have been distributed to the fire fighting personnel who vigil round the clock in four watch towers each at Tirupati and Tirumala”, he added.
He later instructed the concerned to further streamline the checking of arjitha Seva and VIP break darshan tickets. The EO instructed the temple, vigilance and engineering officials to ensure darshan to pilgrims within an hour without waiting, soon after their compartments are released. “Enough stock of laddus should be kept ready for distribution even in the counters being run by Srivari Sevakulu. If any pilgrim is found ill in the waiting compartments, the para medical staffs should immediately give preliminary medication”, he directed the Doctors.
CE Sri Chandrasekhar Reddy, Additional FACAO Sri Balaji, VGOs Sri Ravinder Reddy, Smt Vimala Kumari, Smt Sada Lakshmi and other department HoDs were also present.