Tirupati, the temple town as usual set forth an example of crowd management in accommodating millions of pilgrims set foot on the Sheshadri hills to take part just concluded Brahmotsavam, the annual festivities at Tirumala. Railways have introduced new amenities like new resting chairs at waiting halls and platforms besides scheduling trains of convenience from Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The state run transport carried pilgrims uphill and down hill through out the day till mid night to and fro from Tirupati Railway station, Alipiri Bus Station, Tirupati Main Bus Station and Tirumala-Tirupati Devastanam. To roam around Tirumala Temple area connecting Q-Complex, Luggage Delivery Center, Kalyanakatta, Bus Terminal, Parking area, Registration Counter and all four Gates of Temple Entrances, free circular bus SRIVARI operated by TTD facilitate crowd management with ease.
The closure for purification may be the reason why this much of pilgrim rush is witnessed on the hills during Bbrahmotsam, now ceremoniously conducts at the temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara Tirumala.
Thanks to Afforestation programs, blooming flowers in the Sheshachalam Slopes of Tirumala Bio reserve and well maintained TTD Garden above, the green stretch of seven hills becomes the safe breeding haven for Tirumala Limniace Exoticus, oriental blue tiger class of butterflies commonly seen in Eastern and Western Ghats.