Home Minister P Chidambaram has stepped up the alertness this time around and said that the entire city of Mumbai have been put on high alert. He confirmed 10 dead and 54 taken to hospital. He has appealed Mumbaikars to keep calm and has stated that the death toll could be higher. He said that he was co-ordinating with the Maharashtra CM and was alert on the developments. He added that there were no further terror threats beside the three blasts. Chidambaram added that there will be updates from the Home Ministry every two hours. He declared that a high-level meeting has been convened following the Mumbai bomb blasts.
Prithviraj Chauhan, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra have confirmed 13 dead and 81 injured said that 21 ambulances have been sent to the blast sites in Dadar, Zaveri Bazaar and Opera house. He appealed to all not to clog telephone lines since they are put in use for the hospital helpline numbers. He also added that he was operating from his Mantralaya office and that he was in constant touch with the police and other intelligent officials. He however refused to comment on whether there were intelligent inputs on the terror strikes.
South Mumbai MP and recently inducted into the Cabinet, Milind Deora also said that the resilience of Mumbaikars have come forth and that people should not listen to rumour mongers and be calm at times of adversity.