Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, was caught in an enormous flood of unprecedented scale on Thursday, leaving lots of of pilgrims stranded whilst a heavy downpour below the affect of a despair in Bay of Bengal battered the temple-town Tirupati and plenty of components of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh.
The 4 ‘maada streets’ adjoining the principle temple on Tirumala Hills, remained flooded, as was the Vaikuntham queue advanced (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 without spending a dime 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 workers in view of the state of affairs.
The 2 ghat roads resulting in the Tirumala Hills had been closed for visitors following the flood and landslides, official sources near PTI stated.
The pedestrian stairway resulting in the temple from Alipiri was additionally closed down, they stated.
The Tirupati Worldwide Airport at Renigunta additionally remained inundated, forcing the authorities to cease touchdown of incoming plane.
Airport Director S Suresh stated two passenger flights scheduled to land in Tirupati from Hyderabad and Bengaluru had been requested to return. A scheduled flight from New Delhi has been cancelled because of the prevailing climate situation, he added.
The TTD Extra Govt Officer’s workplace in Tirumala remained marooned, as had been many visitor homes.
A landslide broken three rooms on the Narayanagiri visitor home advanced however nothing untoward has been reported because the rooms had been unoccupied, official sources stated.
Pilgrims staying in different rooms in Narayanagiri and close by SV visitor home had been shifted to different lodging.
In Srinivasa Mangapuram close to Tirupati, two autos had 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 facet, 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 state of affairs.
Mr Jagan requested the Collector to carefully monitor the water ranges and take required steps accordingly, a CMO launch stated.
“Deploy NDRF and SDRF groups and perform rescue and aid operations. All the road departments ought to stay on alert and take required motion as per the state of affairs,” the Chief Minister stated.
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