Maharashtra on alert after Delhi blast

September 7th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Security was tightened across Maharshtra Wednesday in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and other important cities after a bomb blast in New Delhi killed at least nine people and injured 45 others.

“We are always in a state of high alert for any eventuality, but we have boosted security at Ganeshotsav mandals (venues) and other vital installations in and around the city,” a police officer told IANS.

Security was tightened around major Lord Ganesh’s marquees like Lalbaugcha Raja, Parel, Andhericha Raja and other venues which attract huge crowds of devotees during the 11-day Ganesh festival.

Security was also tightened in the coastal Konkan region where Ganeshotsav is celebrated in a grand manner, attracting locals, domestic and foreign tourists in large numbers.

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