November 28, 2021


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Pilgrims Stranded As Heavy Rain Floods Temple Town Tirupati. See Pics

The 4 maada streets’ adjoining the main temple on Tirumala Hills, remained flooded


Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, was caught in a massive flood of unprecedented scale on Thursday, leaving hundreds of pilgrims stranded even as a major downpour underneath the impact of a melancholy in Bay of Bengal battered the temple-city Tirupati and lots of sections of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh.

The four ‘maada streets’ adjoining the most important temple on Tirumala Hills, remained flooded, as was the Vaikuntham queue sophisticated (cellar).

Darshan of the God was virtually stalled as pilgrims could not enterprise out due to the fact of the inundation.


Several roadways had been inundated right after heavy rain

The Japali Anjaneya Swamy temple on Tirumala was inundated and idol of the God submerged.

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams officers designed arrangement for no cost food items and lodging for the pilgrims stranded on the holy hills.

TTD Govt Officer KS Jawahar Reddy declared a vacation on Friday for the place of work staff in check out of the scenario.

The two ghat streets main to the Tirumala Hills were being shut for visitors following the flood and landslides, formal resources shut to PTI mentioned.


The temple city was caught in a substantial flood soon after heavy rain

The pedestrian stairway leading to the temple from Alipiri was also shut down, they stated.

The Tirupati International Airport at Renigunta also remained inundated, forcing the authorities to halt landing of incoming plane.

Airport Director S Suresh said two passenger flights scheduled to land in Tirupati from Hyderabad and Bengaluru were being asked to return. A scheduled flight from New Delhi has been cancelled thanks to the prevailing climate problem, he extra.

The TTD Added Government Officer’s place of work in Tirumala remained marooned, as have been lots of guest residences.

A landslide ruined 3 rooms at the Narayanagiri visitor residence elaborate but nothing at all untoward has been noted as the rooms were unoccupied, formal sources stated.

Pilgrims staying in other rooms in Narayanagiri and nearby SV visitor home had been shifted to other lodging.

In Srinivasa Mangapuram close to Tirupati, two autos ended up washed absent as the Swarnamukhi rivulet remained in spate.

A bridge on the Renigunta-Kadapa freeway remained in a precarious place at Anjaneyapuram. A truck was stranded on the bridge, causing a website traffic jam on possibly aspect, even as law enforcement arrived at the spot for a rescue procedure.

Main Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy spoke to Chittoor district Collector M Hari Narayanan and reviewed the scenario.

Mr Jagan questioned the Collector to carefully keep track of the water levels and take required ways accordingly, a CMO launch explained.

“Deploy NDRF and SDRF groups and have out rescue and aid functions. All the line departments should keep on being on warn and consider expected motion as per the problem,” the Chief Minister explained.

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