With this hill station swarming with tourists from various parts of the country and abroad, vigil has been stepped up, particularly at tourist spots like the Government Botanical Garden (GBG), the Ooty Lake and Doddabetta Peak.

Following the bomb blast at Madras Central on Thursday, metal detectors have been installed at the GBG, which is teeming with tourists. Apart from police in uniforms, personnel in plain clothes are mingling with the crowd. Police sources told The Hindu here on Friday that vehicle checks, especially along the district border, have been intensified. Members of the Railway Protection Force have been instructed to go through the trains on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway line with a fine comb. Police officers and men from the plains have been brought here to assist the local police in managing traffic.

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