TIRUPATI, INDIA, May 29, 2018 (The Hans India): With the summer vacation drawing to a close, especially to the school-going children, the temple city of Tirupati has been witnessing a peak in the pilgrim crowd. For the past several days, the transit points have been bustling with activity as many people are making last minute plans to visit the hill shrine and other temples in Tirupati. This unprecedented rush has reached saturation stage and the railway station was chock-a-block with every inch filled to its capacity and the crowd finding it difficult to find space even to stand.
Passengers find it very difficult to find a place in any train with all the trains having huge waiting lists. For instance, presently Narayanadri express running between Tirupati-Secunderabad was having a waiting list between 150-200. As they could not find reserved accommodation, passengers have been forced to buy general tickets to find their luck in general compartments making long queue lines at ticket counters.