TTD arrangements for Vaikuntha Ekadasi 2018
TTD has made elaborate arrangements for Vaikutha Ekadasi to ensure smooth stay and Vaikuntha Ekadasi Dwara Darshan for pilgrims under the instructions of TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal in the direct supervision of Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju while the security arrangements in the guidance of CV and SO Sri Gopinath Jetti.
The spacious Narayanagiri Gardens which has a holding capacity of 18,500 pilgrims and the four mada street galleries with a holding capacity of nearly 40 thousand pilgrims have been spruced up to meet the needs of the pilgrims who are turning out for the big day.
TTD has divided the entire Narayanagiri premises into ten sectors and constructed 16 sheds for providing shelter to pilgrims instead of making them stand in the queue lines for hours together till their turn for darshan. A total of 229 toilets including 128 for women and 101 for men have been constructed. While in four mada streets have been divided into 16 sectors and 14 sheds have been set up to accommodate pilgrims against inclement weather conditions and 176 toilets for women and 164 toilets for men have been constructed.
About 2500 Srivari Sevakulu have been deployed to serve annaprasadam and water to the pilgrims waiting in Vaikuntham compartments, Narayanagiri Gardens, Four mada streets, Kalyana Vedika etc. TTD has also set up giant LED screens at various points for the sake of the pilgrims.
All the sectors will be supervised by senior officers of TTD and for ensuring better service to pilgrims, TTD has deputed 400 staffs to monitor their amenities.
Source : tirumala.org