TTD to develop mobile app for darshan and accommodation

Credits ; Thehindu

Credits ; Thehindu


Here is good news for pilgrims visiting the abode of Lord Venkateswara. The TTD management is all set to develop a mobile application enabling pilgrims to meet their requirements such as booking of darshan tickets, accommodation, laddu prasadam and ‘e-hundi’ at one go.

Talking to the media, TTD Executive Officer D. Sambasiva Rao on Tuesday said officials of the IT wing had been directed to work in tandem with the TCS in developing the pilgrim-friendly application.

Almost 30 per cent of the devotees are already availing themselves of online darshan tickets over their mobile instruments.

Development of a mobile application with all the features will best suit their requirements. Efforts are on to launch the application in eight to 10 weeks. It has also been decided to enhance the upper limit in the online booking of Rs. 300 special entry darshan tickets. Devotees can henceforth book a maximum of 10 tickets under a single transaction as against the existing six.