Tirupathi has been named as one of the 98 smart cities. According to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Management Committee, TTD will implement high-tech to focus on energy, technology, drinking water, waste disposal and sanitation that will make a positive impact on the quality of time devotees spend here. New technology will also be deployed to manage darshan and accommodation booking. Their volumes are staggering – on a week day, nearly 1 lac people visit the Venkateshwara temple, but on weekends and festival days the numbers can be in lakhs.
- 1 Sep 2015