The annual Tirumala Brahmotsavams are turning out to be seamlessly managed this year, thanks to some of the most innovative practices in place by both TTD and Tirupati Police. While the Command Control Centre has been prepped and set to monitor and meet any kind of emergency, the police have added one more useful feature to the system after citing success during Krishna Pushkarams – bio tagging of children in the temple premises and other vital points in Tirumala.
The idea inspired DGP Sambasiva Rao, right from when it was implemented during the Krishna Pushkarams.
Bio tagging checks the instances of children below the age of 10 years from getting lost or separated from their parents, a common disaster that happens during the religious events.
A water-proof bio tag is tied to the wrists of children that carries information such as names of the parents and their contact telephone numbers. This will help the police track the parents in case the child is lost in the crowd.
The tag is available at several important points apart from the main temple premises, such as mada streets, heavily populated places such as bus stands, railway stations etc.
So far, 1,000 children on an average have been bio-tagged during each day of the Utsavam till day.