Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, was caught in a large flood of unprecedented scale on Thursday, leaving a whole lot of pilgrims stranded whilst a heavy downpour underneath the affect of a melancholy in Bay of Bengal battered the temple-town Tirupati and lots of elements of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh.
The 4 ‘maada streets’ adjoining the principle temple on Tirumala Hills, remained flooded, as was the Vaikuntham queue complicated (cellar).
Darshan of the God was nearly stalled as pilgrims couldn’t enterprise out due to the inundation.
The Japali Anjaneya Swamy temple on Tirumala was inundated and idol of the God submerged.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams officers made association at no cost meals and lodging for the pilgrims stranded on the holy hills.
TTD Govt Officer KS Jawahar Reddy declared a vacation on Friday for the workplace employees in view of the scenario.
The 2 ghat roads resulting in the Tirumala Hills have been closed for visitors following the flood and landslides, official sources near PTI mentioned.
The pedestrian stairway resulting in the temple from Alipiri was additionally closed down, they mentioned.
The Tirupati Worldwide Airport at Renigunta additionally remained inundated, forcing the authorities to cease touchdown of incoming plane.
Airport Director S Suresh mentioned two passenger flights scheduled to land in Tirupati from Hyderabad and Bengaluru have been requested to return. A scheduled flight from New Delhi has been cancelled because of the prevailing climate situation, he added.
The TTD Further Govt Officer’s workplace in Tirumala remained marooned, as have been many visitor homes.
A landslide broken three rooms on the Narayanagiri visitor home complicated however nothing untoward has been reported because the rooms have been unoccupied, official sources mentioned.
Pilgrims staying in different rooms in Narayanagiri and close by SV visitor home have been shifted to different lodging.
In Srinivasa Mangapuram close to Tirupati, two autos have been washed away because 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, inflicting a visitors jam on both aspect, whilst police reached the spot for a rescue operation.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy spoke to Chittoor district Collector M Hari Narayanan and reviewed the scenario.
Mr Jagan requested the Collector to intently monitor the water ranges and take required steps accordingly, a CMO launch mentioned.
“Deploy NDRF and SDRF groups and perform rescue and reduction operations. All the road departments ought to stay on alert and take required motion as per the scenario,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
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