Sudden Call of strike by Telangana Protesters blocked the roads to Tirumala. Devotees have suffered due to this unexpected strike.Protesters have stood near foot of the hills at Alipiri and blocked the devotees to enter the tirumala. Working staffs of tirumala were also not allowed to enter the temple. Devotees were forced to walk around 10 kms in stairway, instead of road ways.
The TTD Authorities provided free food to devotees, who were affected by this strike. This was the second strike by Telengana Protesters against formation of separate Telangana.