The  TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao called upon the senior officers to focus more in providing pro-pilgrim services including accommodation, darshan and laddu Prasadam in an enhanced way by adopting more technological mechanisms and in a transparent manner.

With the onset of  summer vacations and anticipated pilgrims rush to the temple city and Tirumala shrine, the EO  urged all the officials and HODs to complete all pending repairs, expansion etc in the cottages and guest houses on a war footing by second week of April.

He also instructed the engineering and health officials to see that the drainage pipelines are set right and that entomologists be roped in to resolve the issue of  bedbugs etc in the rooms besides making Tirumala  garbage and  disease free.

He placed on record as a welcome gesture that the innovative technology adaptation the middle men intervention in allotment of accommodation has enhanced transparency in administration.

Measures like continuous announcements on number of room vacancy level positions ever hour, the occupancy ratio has increased. He also instructed radio and broadcast.