||Wednesday, July 12, 2006
7 deadly bomb blasts, 190 people dead, over 400 injured.
railway services are back on track between Andheri and Churchgate,
services between Virar and Borivli not running. Many long distance
trains to Gujarat have been cancelled. More details on inbound and outbound train schedules available here.
Additional security is being provided in the trains.
Many long distance trains to Gujarat have been cancelled -
People are going to work - although shaken, many say they are not going to sit at home.
Sources: NDTV, CNN-IBN
Update at 2 pm:
DGP Maharashtra talks to media - says 183 dead and 714 injured. The
CRPF, RAF and Home Guards have been called in for additional security.
Metal detectors and sniffer dogs are in use at stations. High alert in
the state of Maharashtra.
Police sources have suggested that RDX was used in the blasts, operated by remote timer devices.
The stock market is stable - that's a good sign
My husband works at Dadar, on Tulsi Pipe road and we are at Khar. His
route home passes Bandra, Matunga and Mahim stations, all affected by
the blasts. I was nervous when he said he was leaving, but surprise
surprise, he was home in an hour (which is as long as it takes for less
than a 10 km run on a normal working day). He described to me what he
Lots of chaos as expected on the roads, many people
walking home, cars stopping to offer lifts to people, locals - men,
women, children - offering assistance right outside the stations where
the blasts occured - with bottles of water and food and helping in any
way they could. He said it was a sea of humanity.
reports that the railways will re-open the Western line late tonight or
tomorrow - and i'm certain Bombay will be back to its business
tomorrow. I just hope we stay calm through this, and there is no
backlash as we saw in 1992-93.
This Page was last updated: 3/27/09; 8:24:05 AM
Copyright 2009 Dina Mehta