Tirupati: The Tirupati division of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Improvement Company has been profitable in enhancing its profits by introducing a new package tour to Srikalahasti. The company experienced launched a package tour to Kanipakam in December 2020 just after it resumed transport providers which ended up stopped in the wake of the Corona pandemic. The company felt that it should really introduce some new visits to improve the profits as it suffered really serious losses at any time due to the fact the nation went in for lockdown.
The APTDC arrived up with the proposal to introduce a bundle tour to Srikalahasti. This has earned level of popularity in a quick time as it is more affordable than other modes of journey like cabs. One more benefit is APTDC bundle excursions are qualified for staff members to avail LTC facility. Divisional Manager of APTDC M Giridhar Reddy advised The Hans India that ahead of Covid they used to get all around Rs 30,000 for each working day by these tours which has absent up to about Rs 40,000 now following introducing Srikalahasti offer.
Srikalahasti temple deal involves Tirupati nearby temples — Tiruchanoor, Thondavada Agastheswara Swamy temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram and Kapila Theertham for which they cost Rs 300 for each particular person.
In the same way, the Kanipakam tour also includes community temples and the present-day fare is Rs 350. Distinctive community temples package deal now prices Rs 150 while the non-local temples tour that addresses Karvetinagaram, Nagalapuram, Narayanavanam, Appalayagunta, Surutupalli and so forth., is Rs 350.
“The APTDC gets all around 50 for each cent footfalls on 7 days times and up to 90-100 for every cent during weekends. We are ensuring Covid protocols and every bus is completely sanitised prior to the journey commences,” mentioned the divisional manager.
The local temples in charge of APTDC, Y Ravindra Reddy, claimed that all the packages are becoming operated daily though the Kanipakam tour depends on the demand from customers. Every day they are working 3 to 4 buses for neighborhood temples, two for encompassing areas and a person for Srikalahasti. Although they are all non-AC buses, AC buses will also be operated on need.
APTDC is also organizing to resume package deal tours to Srisailam from Tirupati which addresses Mahanandi, Ahobilam, Yaganti, Belum caves before long. Equally, it will also resume excursions from Tirupati to Pancharamalu masking Amaravati, Vijayawada, Samarlakota, Annavaram, Bhimavaram and Palakollu. Equally these excursions had been stopped through the Covid pandemic.