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New 30 Year Master Plan For Tirumala

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TIRUMALA, INDIA, August 19, 2011 (ibn live): Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Specified Authority has decided to draft a new master plan for Tirumala keeping in view the increase in the pilgrim influx and also the future needs for the next three decades. It will replace the existing plan designed in 1976. The work was entrusted to the Hyderbad Metropoliton Development Authority.

Briefing newsmen about the decisions taken at the Specified Authority meeting held here on Thursday, J. Satyanarayana said the preliminary master plan report which is expected in three months, includes the geographical limitations and boundaries of Tirumala. Simultaneously they will also study the Divya Bharati project — a spiritual project contemplated by the TTD. It has also been decided to divert the bulk booking arjitha seva tickets which were cancelled by the TTD, to current booking, for issuing them from November.

The meet also approved scientific preservation and conservation of copper plates containing about 12,000 Annamayya Keerthanas. The TTD has also decided to popularise these songs with pictorial depiction of the songs in Tamil, Kannada, English and Hindi languages apart from Telugu by creating an exclusive Annamaiah gallery in the museum.

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