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Thursday, July 6, 2017

With hundreds of devotees taking part in Giri Pradakshna of Sri Varahalakshmi Nrusimha Swamy of Simhachalam on Saturday to mark Guru Poornima, APSRTC will run special buses for those who cannot trek the 32 km stretch.

The buses will be operated from all important points and is meant for senior citizens and physically challenged ones. Regional Manager of APSRTC G.Sudesh Kumar said the buses will start at Simhachalam foot hill and reach Appu Ghar via Adavivaram and Hanumanthavaka. After the holy dip in the sea at RK Beach, the bus would start towards Simhachalam passing through the Giri Pradakshna path. Each person will be charged Rs.300 and senior citizens can avail of discount. Online booking can be done by logging on to or one can book the tickets at the counters.

District Collector Pravin Kumar held a review meeting with the officials of various departments and instructed the officials to provide all necessary arrangements including mobile toilets, dumber bins etc., it may be recalled that Giri Pradakshna – District Collector reviews arrangementson July 2, 2017.