Tirupati (TPTY): The foot over-bridge developed at railway station at an outlay of Rs.98 lakh, which provides direct connectivity to ‘Vishnu Nivasam’, the TTD’s pilgrim accommodation complex, is all set to decongest traffic in the main thoroughfares of the city. Similarly, the pedestrian sub-way from APSRTC bus station to ‘Srinivasam’ complex will also help avoid spill over of passengers (read ‘Tirumala-bound pilgrims’) on the streets.
TTD Chairman K. Bapi Raju and Executive Officer M.G.Gopal formally inaugurated the facilities on Sunday, in the presence of MP Chinta Mohan, MLA B.Karunakar Reddy, TUDA Chairman M.Venkatramana and MLC Y.Srinivasulu Reddy. Mr.Bapi Raju announced to install an escalator in ‘Vishnu Nivasam’ for the benefit of the aged and the infirm.
After performing the puja in Vishnu Nivasam Complex, both the Chairman and EO accompanied by local MLA Sri B Karunakar Reddy and TUDA Chairman Sri M Venkatramana opened the foot over bridge which was built at a cost of Rs.98 lakhs connecting Vishnu Nivasam complex to Tirupati Railway station. Addressing the occasion the Chairman of TTD said, an escalator will also be erected soon in massive Vishnu Nivasam complex for the sake of the aged and physically challenged pilgrims at a cost of Rs.1.32cr. Meanwhile the steel bridge has a walk-way width of 3.3m and height of 7m.
Later the Chairman and other delegates also inaugurated sub-way near Srinivasam complex which was constructed by TTD at a cost of Rs. 1.32cr to facilitate convenient passage of the public from RTC bus station to Srinivasam Complex. Local MP Dr Chinta Mohan and MLC Sri Srinivasulu Reddy also took part in the inauguration of Srinivasam Sub-way which has a width of 3m, a height of 7m and a length of 32m.