On Sunday afternoon, the experimental implementation of the Tirupati queuing system for devotees at Sabarimala proved effective for four hours. This decision was prompted by a surge in devotees, despite intermittent rains in the evening and night, resulting in a rush.
To facilitate the queuing system, three complexes between Marakoottam and Saramkuthi were utilized. The opening schedule for these complexes was determined by the police directive from Sannidhanam after pilgrims were regulated. The Devaswom Board authorities confirmed the success of the queuing system and announced its implementation on days with high pilgrim influx.
A total of 85,000 individuals had secured darshan slots through the virtual queue facility, with over 80,000 people conducting darshan each day in the preceding three days. The Nadapanthal, a covered corridor for pilgrims, remained consistently filled with devotees. For Monday, 89,996 individuals booked darshan slots and 60,000 for Tuesday.
Anticipating an additional 10,000 persons through spot bookings, a rush is expected at Sannidhanam. On Sunday morning, the queue for Nirmalya Darshan extended to Marakoottam, resulting in pilgrims waiting for over eight hours for darshan.