TIRUPATI: The Lord Venkateswara Temple of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in Tirumala, which remains closed for public darshan amid nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, is set to re-open its doors soon. The state government has decided to allow the devotees the darshan of Lord Venkateswara while enforcing a physical distancing of six feet between individuals.
As a runup to this, the state government has also accorded the permission to the TTD for conducting a trial-run with its employees besides some residents of Tirumala.
In response to a letter written by TTD's Executive officer in this regard, the state government issued orders allowing trial darshan on Tuesday. The order was issued by JSV Prasad, a special chief Secretary.
"The government hereby accords permission to the Executive officer, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, for conducting trial-runs for (with) the TTD employees and local public of Tirumala, with a limited number of people duly ensuring a physical distance of six feet between persons at all times and all places," the order read.
The TTD is all prepared to provide darshan to devotees adhering to every safety guideline issued by the Centre and States governments.
Recent guidelines issued by the Union Ministry for Home Affairs stated that all religious places or places of worship would be allowed to re-open for the public from June 8.