TIRUMALA, 03 MARCH 2023:
According to the TTD news article, during the “Dial your EO” program held on Friday (3-March-2023) EO has received calls from numerous pilgrims requesting the EO to resume Divya Darshan tokens (Footpath Darshan) on both the footpath routes.
In response, the EO said that even the pilgrims holding other types of tickets like SSD, SED, VIP break or Arjita Seva tickets also trek the Alipiri and Srivari Mettu footpath routes, and to avoid issuing duplicate tokens to them, a survey was conducted.
The survey found that about 60% of pilgrims trek the footpaths without any tokens. The EO announced that an app will soon be designed to issue Divya Darshan tokens to the pilgrims who do not hold any other type of ticket.
This step is aimed at ensuring that all pilgrims have equal access to the darshan, and to prevent duplication of tokens for those who already possess other types of tickets.