Tiruapti’s Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district has decided to suspend the issuance of free darshan tokens to devotees under the current booking mode from April 12 due to steep rise in Covid-19 cases across the country.
In a press release, TTD said that the issuance of sarva darshan tokens at the current booking counters in Tirupati will be suspended from April 12 and tokens will be issued at the designated counters only till April 11 evening.
“There is a spurt in Covid-19 cases in Tirupati city again. Since thousands of devotees have to wait at Bhudevi complex and Vishnu Nivasam complex for time slot tokens, there is a high risk of Covi-19 cases further go up,” TTD official stated.
Pointing out that Shirdi temple in Maharashtra had already suspended darshan once again due to spurt in Covi-19 cases, TTD has taken a precautionary decision.