At the same time, he said that there is no room for film songs and DJs during weddings in marriage halls under the auspices of TTD. Bhumana Karunakar Reddy said that instead of cinema and DJ songs, only devotional songs and Lalitha songs will be allowed. He clarified that this rule must be followed. Criticisms are coming for DJs and movie songs played by those who perform ceremonies and weddings in TTD marriage halls. It is argued that this will harm the sanctity of TTD. It seems that TTD has taken this decision in the latest meeting.
Further, TTD has more than 250 marriage halls in Telugu states. These are rented out for weddings and celebrations at affordable rates. Rs.5,000 if under municipal corporation, Rs.4,000 if in district center, Rs.1,500 in mandal center (large), Rs.1,000 in small ones, Rs.2,000 in municipalities. TTD Kalyana Mandapams can be rented very cheaply as compared to the prices of private function halls.
In the meeting held on Monday, it was decided to increase the wages of sanitation workers who are performing duties under contract and outsourcing in TTD from Rs.12 thousand to Rs.17 thousand. Due to this, the salaries of 5 thousand sanitation workers will increase. He said that a decision has been taken to increase the salaries of the employees working in the corporation under TTD by 3% every year. It will be implemented from this October. Rs.2 lakh exgratia in case of premature death of the employees working in the corporation. It has been decided to apply the health scheme to 1500 employees who are not eligible for EASI.
Also, an allocation of Rs.18 crores has been allocated for the establishment of compartments in Narayangiri Park.. It has been decided to hand over hotels in Narayangiri and hotels in Annamayya Bhavan to the Department of Tourism. A four-lane road will be constructed from Akasha Ganga to Outer Ring Road at a cost of Rs.40 crore, and a four-lane road will be constructed from Varahaswamy Guest House to Outer Ring Road at a cost of Rs.10.8 crore.
A committee will be constituted with experts to supervise the maintenance of ancient temple gopurams in addition to bringing under the purview of TTD the responsibilities of maintaining better sanitation in TTD affiliated temples and places where devotees roam. It has been decided to construct a four-lane road from Cherlopalli in Tirupati to Srinivasa Mangapuram at a cost of Rs.25 crore.
Steps taken to provide quality meal facility to 3,259 school students under TTD. At the same time, Bhumana Karunakar Reddy said that during weddings in TTD Kalyana Mandapalas, instead of DJs, they will only allow Lalitha songs to be sung. TTD court musicians have decided to send proposals to the central government seeking to announce the Padma Shri award to Garimella Balakrishna Prasad.
He approved that 13 rest houses such as Gayatri Sadan, Srivari Kutir, TBC-53, TBC-64 etc. built in Tirumala 63 years ago should be renovated under the Cottage Donation Scheme and adapted to the current conditions. It was decided to spend one percent of the TTD budget every year for the development of Tirupati.