Autorickshaws allowed on to Yadadri hillock, to benefit devotees
During the elections in December, the Congress party promised them that it would allow autorickshaws on to the hill
HYDERABAD: Autorickshaws were allowed to go up Yadadri Hill on Sunday. The first ghat road was prepared for this. Autorickshaw drivers expressed their happiness as the three-wheelers were allowed on to the hill after two years. About 257 autorickshaw drivers lost their livelihood after the temple was renovated. They were protesting for a long time demanding that the vehicles be allowed on to the hill.
During the elections in December, the Congress party promised them that it would allow autorickshaws on to the hill. Accordingly, Aleru MLA and Government Whip Beerla Ailaiah apprised Chief Minister Revanth Reddy about the problems of workers and got a positive response. MLA Birla Ailaiah worshiped at the feet of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami, the presiding deity, and flagged off the autorickshaws.
MLA Birla Ailaiah said that 100 autorickshaws would be allowed up the hill every day according to the serial number and the they should be driven with police instructions and should charge from the devotees the prices fixed by the government.
Temple EO Ramachandra Rao said that according to the procedure prescribed by the government, the autorickshaws should be driven as per the police rules so as not to cause trouble to the devotees.
The government had earlier banned the three wheelers from the hill since the renovation of the main temple. The autorickshaw drivers express their special thanks to the government and Aleru MLA Birla Ailaiah for allowing autorickshaws on tothe hill.