- Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, was caught in a large flood of unprecedented scale
- Darshan was just about stalled as pilgrims couldn’t enterprise out due to the inundation
- TTD officers made association without spending a dime meals, lodging for pilgrims
As heavy spells of rains disturb regular life in southern India states, Andhra Pradesh on Thursday noticed roads inundated in Tirupati. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the authorities to be vigilant and take vital measures in wake of the inclement climate.
Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, was caught in a large flood of unprecedented scale, leaving lots of of pilgrims stranded whilst a heavy downpour underneath the affect of a despair in Bay of Bengal battered the temple-town Tirupati and plenty of elements of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh.
The 4 ‘maada streets’ adjoining the primary temple on Tirumala Hills, remained flooded, as was the Vaikuntham queue advanced (cellar). Darshan of the God was just about 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 without spending a dime meals and lodging for the pilgrims stranded on the holy hills.
TTD Govt Officer Ok S Jawahar Reddy declared a vacation on Friday for the workplace workers in view of the state of affairs.
The 2 ghat roads resulting in the Tirumala Hills have been closed for site visitors following the flood and landslides, official sources 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 advanced 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 S V 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 site visitors jam on both aspect, whilst police reached the spot for a rescue operation.
The climate division has predicted reasonable rainfall at most locations and heavy to very heavy rainfall at few locations and intensely heavy falls at remoted locations very possible over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.
The IMD has additionally forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall and intensely heavy falls at remoted locations over adjoining districts of Rayalaseema and heavy to very heavy rainfall at remoted locations over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and south inside Karnataka for Thursday.
For Friday, the IMD has mentioned gentle to reasonable rainfall at most locations with heavy to very heavy rainfall very possible over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal and coastal Andhra Pradesh and heavy rainfall at remoted locations over Rayalaseema and Karnataka.
(With inputs from PTI)