Virtual Queue system creating more problem
Absence of basic facilities and inefficient pilgrim management have made the much publicised Virtual Queue system of the Kerala Police for darshan at the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple a nightmarish experience to pilgrims.
Earlier, the police personnel posted at the holy steps were given health drinks to keep them physically active in pilgrim management.
But, this practice has been stopped for reasons best known to the authorities concerned.
As per the Kerala Police website, 35,000 to 40,000 pilgrims a day avail themselves of the online booking facility for darshan through the Virtual Queue system.
Many pilgrims are of the view that either the police should reduce the number of pilgrims permitted to enter the Virtual Queue on a daily basis or should ensure better pilgrim management.