Hyderabad blasts: All major cities on high alert

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 05:30 hrs

All major cities across India have been put on high alert after twin blasts in Hyderabad, in which at least 14 people killed and several others injured.

Police personnel in the national capital were seen conducting patrolling and checking vehicle owners at crucial junctions in the city.

Security was also beefed up in Mumbai that has witnessed several bombings in the past including the 2008 dastardly attacks. Heightened security was seen across the city including the airport.

Security arrangements have also been beefed up in the temple city of Varanasi.

Police and administrative officials were seen conducting patrols on foot as well as on two-wheelers across the city that has been hosting a flood of devotees for the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Passengers and their luggage at the local railway station were seen getting frisked by officials who also relied on sniffer dogs to detect presence of explosives.

"Checking is being conducted at all crowded and busy areas like railway station, malls, bus station and temples," said Ajay Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Varanasi.

Two powerful near simultaneous bomb blasts ripped through a crowded area close to a cluster of bus stands in Dilsukhnagar area in Hyderabad on Thursday. (ANI)

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