TIRUMALA: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) is planning to construct publication stalls at all 13 district headquarters soon and is likely to extend them to other major cities in the country.
Speaking to Express, Pola Bhaskar, joint executive officer, Tirupati said, “The publication stalls will be unique in design and the building will look like a tiny temple elevation.” He said that he has approved the design of the building and personally monitored the construction work. “Even the stock position of the publications and its accounts are under my verification. Once the stalls are opened, the stock will be supplied and the accounts will be updated,” he explained.
“We are giving importance to the design of the building, so that with ample space in the store, the customers can have a look at all the books in the stall” Bhaskar said. While answering to a question, he said that Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada Vizianagaram, Kurnool, Ongole and Nellore cities have been finalised for the construction of publication stalls and the construction in other centres will start soon.
“On the other hand, the books after printing will come to the main store in Tirupati. Later it will be updated in the software and linked to the book stalls through internet regarding sale and indent updates,” JEO explained. “The sales and the management will be handed over to an organisation where they can hire people through outsourcing,” he added.