TTD to revamp L1, L2 and L3 break darshan

Vastavam web: Is TTD going to end issuing of L1, L2 and L3 break darshan tickets for darshan in the famed Tirumala temple? The answer is an affirmative according to TTD chairman Y V Subba Reddy who said on Saturday that TTD would take a final call on cancelling of the issuing of segregated VIP break darshan tickets after the formation of the full-pledged trust board which is expected in a week or ten days.

Reddy, who from day one of his taking charge as chairman of the TTD, administering Tirumala temple maintaining that he is keen on overhauling the VIP darshan system in the temple and is against the issuing of break darshan category wise as L1, L2 and L3. Further, the TTD is now in a fix after the AP High Court admitted the PIL (public interest litigation) filed by a devotee J Venkata Subbarao against the practice of issuing of VIP break darshan tickets alleging discrimination on the basis of an individual holding a position in society, in April last and came up for hearing this month.

The High Court admitting the petition sought the government to file a report giving all details, including the L1, L2, L3 issued by TTD and on what basis which naturally left the TTD in a piquant position as the burden of justifying the discriminatory quota squarely now fell on the TTD management, including the chairman and the officials.