Devotional, Karimnagar, National, Telangana, Temples

TTD instructs traders to sell goods only for prices as decided by devasthanam

K M Dayashankar

TTD EO warns of legal action if any trader violates norms

TIRUMALA, JULY 07, 2024: The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has directed traders to sell the products like water bottles, other items to the pilgrims only at the prices prescribed by the TTD.

Upon the directions of TTD EO J Syamala Rao, in the supervision of TTD JEO Veerabrahmam, a team of Estate wing officials of TTD have conducted an inspection at Srivari Mettu in the guise of pilgrims where they notified malpractices by a few traders.

They purchased a glass water bottle in shop no.3 for ₹50 and on returning the empty bottle, the shopkeeper gave them back only ₹20 instead of ₹30 indicating that goods are being sold at higher prices to the devotees.

The report submitted by the team of officials also notified that besides selling the glass water bottles at higher rates, he is also selling lower quality plastic material water bottles against the norms and the shopkeeper has also not displayed any price list of the items.

The same person was already warned once earlier for the same mischief and was fined ₹. 25,000. They warned him that if he is caught for one more time, his shop will be ceased and he will have to forfeit the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) and Security Deposit (SD) also.

The officers also said the licence of the traders whomsoever cheating the devotees, will also be cancelled if the traders are found violating the TTD tender norms.


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