HYDERABAD (Metro Rail News): Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams chairperson Y V Subba Reddy met with NVS Reddy, The Managing Director of HMRL in Tirupati on Friday, where they addressed the possibility of a light rail transit system for the temple town to ease the traffic between twin ghat roads.
Reddy met the Dewasom board chairperson. The TTD chairman questioned if any rail-based transport solution could be devised for a journey from the foothills to the shrine.
When nothing concrete has appeared out of this informal meeting, the duo mulled over on whether a new line could be made across the hill or whether the existing 12-13 km long Ghat road could be used in setting up a rail system, as done in Hyderabad.
An official release from the TTD said that Mr Reddy suggested a light metro vehicle system for the terrain. It will help lakhs of devotees by reducing the travel time. Presently at least 1.5 lakh visitants visit the temple on any given day.