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TTD Board Bans Private Restaurants On Tirumala Hill:- Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Board met yesterday and made crucial changes on Tirumala hill. An estimated budget of Rs 3096.4 crores was approved for Tirumala for the financial year of 2022-23. TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy approved the budget after a detailed discussion that was held at Annamayya Bhavan on Thursday. Some of the crucial decisions are taken and they are approved by the board. The opening balance of TTD dropped from Rs 376.42 crores to Rs 196.87 crores. TTD is expected to earn Rs 668.51 crores through interest receipts and Rs 365 crores through Prasadams and Darshan tickets are expected to fetch Rs 242 crores.
YV Subba Reddy told that the Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted very soon in a phased manner. The Padmavathi Nilayam located in Tiruchanoor will be leased out to be made as the District Collectorate of Balaji District. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy will lay the foundation stone for Science City and Spiritual City in 50-70 acres of land allocated. YV Subba Reddy told that the Arjita Sevas and Darshans will be resumed from March 1st which were stalled since March 2020. TTD Board took a sensational decision to ban all the private restaurants and eateries on Tirumala hill. All the pilgrims visiting Tirumala will get food for free. The food outlets will be set up at the major junctions.
All the private restaurants on Tirumala hill will be given licenses for other businesses on the Tirumala hill told YV Subba Reddy. Sri Padmavati Children Hospital will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 230 crores and the TTD Board approved the proposal. Rs 25 crores fund is allocated for the cashless treatment and pensions for the TTD employees.