TIRUPATI: The TTD has adopted a new token system that is aimed to ensure transparency in booking rooms. Now they plan to adopt a ‘special eye watch’ on rooms that not vacated within 24 hours in Tirumala to ensure that it was being used by the genuine guest. It also aims to ensure that the room is not repeatedly used by the same person. The new token system for booking rooms was adopted last week.
Earlier, EO Anil Kumar Singhal received many complaints on allocation of rooms. Under the token system, the rooms are automatically allotted once the registration is done. The TTD vigilance team took a contract employee into custody for allotting a room through backdoor means to pilgrims. He allotted the vacated room by not submitting the vacating form online. Vigilance has booked a complaint against the contract employee for manipulation.
Special eye watch was started by TTD vigilance wing to ensure that the allotment process is not misused by anyone. Re-gular checks have been initiated following the or-ders of chief vigilance and security officer Ake Ravi Krishna. Rooms which are used for the second day without vacating are under close watch, to confirm that they are being used by the genuine person for whom it was allotted.
CVSO in person went for the checks from last week to sort out the misuses in the new system. He also spoke to the pilgrims and requested them not to approach agents for rooms. Speaking to the media, Mr Anil Kumar Singhal said, “Our vigilance team is active to sort out the illegal allocations of the rooms. We are requesting all the pilgrims to follow the process. I have checked the process last week in CRO and received a positive feedback from pilgrims. The vigilance will have a special eye on the rooms continued for the second day.”