Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrived in Mumbai Thursday evening, a day after India’s financial and entertainment hub was hit by three serial blasts that killed 17 people and injured 131, an official said.
It is likely that Manmohan Singh and Gandhi will visit the hospitals where the people injured in the triple blasts are being treated.
The prime minister will also review the security situation with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and senior officials.
The prime minister has already sanctioned compensation of Rs.200,000 each to the families of those killed, and Rs.100,000 for the injured, a PMO official said.
The visit of the leaders to the city comes hours after Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s trip to Mumbai after the bombings, which came 31 months after 10 Pakistani terrorists went on a killing spree in the city, slaughtering 166 Indians and foreigners Nov 26-29, 2008.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani also visited Mumbai Thursday and lashed out at the Manmohan Singh government for not being able to tackle terrorism.