Sat, Jun 27, 2015, 05:44 PM
TTD authorities as well as devotees are taking serious note of the rising number of accidents on Tirumala ghat roads. The vehicles carrying pilgrims uphill are checked at Alipiri by the security staff, who are supposed to scrutinise the vehicle fitment and other factors thoroughly. But due to their lapse and their habit of accepting bribes, all kinds of vehicles are driven uphill, leading to serious mishaps. The road to Papanashanam, uphill, is the most dangerous route. Another factor is the landslides that may occur in the rainy season.