TTD acquiring sophisticated security gadgets

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Tirupati, Nov 13 (UNI) In view of the increasing terrorist attacks at various places across the country and to meet the increasing security exigencies, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) is acquiring Rs 40 crore worth highly sophisticated security gadgets to install at the proposed high security zone near Alipiri (down hills) near here.

Two Government of India Enterprise, Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), have already come forward to provide the security gadgets for which a high-level technical team headed by Mr Raman from ECIL (Hyderabad) and BHEL have visited the Sapthagiri security zone at Alipri, where a 13-lane road taken up at a cost of Rs 9 crore, is underway to check all the pilgrims' vehicles proceeding to Tirumala, to study the place, a TTD official said.

Discussions with ECIL CMD Rajashekara Rao and BHEL (Bangalore) General Manager Nageswarao Rao is still continuing over the aspects of the security gadgets and a TTD team, headed by Chief Vigilance and Security Officer Ramanakumar, is visiting BHEL at Bangalore on Monday, the official said.

The two company reports over the security will submit before TTD Trust Board who will meet on November 22, to finalise the security equipment order, the official said.

The company will provide sophisticated security equipments including skilled manpower, besides annual maintenance, the official added.

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