New Delhi: Security alert was sounded across the country on Wednesday in the wake of the serial blasts in Mumbai.
Police personnel were fanned across the national capital to carry out intensive searches and checkings.
"A tight security apparatus has been put in place. Senior officials are on the streets monitoring the security scenario. Police personnel have been deployed across the city," a senior police official said.
Police personnel were deployed at public places like malls, cinema halls, parks, popular hangouts, ISBT and railway station.
Security forces are keeping a strict vigil at all important locations in Hyderabad.
Task Force sleuths intensified checking at Central Bus Stand and at railway stations at Nampally and Secunderabad among other places.
"Police personnel have been asked to remain on alert and check security at all important and crowded places," a senior police officer said.
Security has been scaled up in Chennai. Searches have been undertaken at lodges and police have asked people to inform them if they come across suspicious objects at public places.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) P Tamaraikannan said vigil has been stepped up at places where people throng.
Security has been scaled up at places including malls, bus stands and railway stations, among others.
A high alert has been sounded in the IT hub of in the southern state of Karnataka. In Bangalore, City Police Commissioner Jyoti Prakash Mirji
instructed officials to step up security at all bus stations, railway stations, theatres and malls. Police has intensified night patrolling.
"Security has been beefed up in Bangalore which houses software majors and is also a science and aeronautical hub besides other cities across the state in the wake of the serial blasts that rocked Mumbai", Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order) Rupak Kumar Dutta said.
Similarly, a red alert was issued in Kolkata and its vicinity hours after multiple blasts tore apart Mumbai.
Close watch is being kept on railway and metro stations, airport, port, hotels and shopping malls.
Security was heightened in all government offices and installations.
Earlier, the Kolkata Police warned there was a possibility of terrorists seeking sanctuary in the metropolis and directed landlords against letting out their premises without verifying the antecedents of tenants.
With PTI inputs