NEW DELHI, July 14 (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Mumbai later Thursday, a day after India's financial and entertainment hub was hit by three serial blasts that killed 17 people and injured 141, an official in his office said.
"The prime minister will be visiting Mumbai today (Thursday)," the official told IANS.
However, the timing of the visit was not revealed for security reasons. But it is likely that Manmohan Singh will take off from the capital after 5 p.m., sources said.
The prime minister is expected to visit one of the hospitals were people injured in the triple blasts are being treated.
He will review the security situation with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and senior officials.
Manmohan Singh's visit to the Maximum City will come hours arfter Home Minister P. Chidambaram's trip to Mumbai after the bombings, which occurred over 31 months after 10 Pakistani terrorists went on a killing spree 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 in India.