TCS, Wipro fighting for divine blessings at Tirupati

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Hyderabad, Jul 27: The IT giants - Azim Premji's Wipro and N Chandrasekaran's Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) have emerged in a tough fight over the Sri Seva Project of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) in Tirupati.

The Sri Seva Project of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) will aim to provide IT solutions to the devotees. The four main e-services, which have been offered by the TTD currently, are - e-seva, e-accommodation, e-sudarshanam and e-hundi.

With the help of Sri Seva project, which is estimated to cost between Rs 30 crore to Rs 35 crore, the authorities in Tirupati will be able to provide more facilities to the devotees in the case of providing rooms, 'laddus' as well as in tonsuring.

Sources from the temple administration stated, "TCS, Wipro and Infinite Computer Solutions have been shortlisted from the technical bids. Next step will be going for financial bids. By December, we want to implement the project."

Citing several scam allegations such as black marketing of darshan tickets, accommodation and allied services, at the divine place, the authorities have decided to implement "Sri Seva" project to upgrade its IT systems and update its IT eco-system with the help of IT firms.

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