The news flash message on one of the local news channels hit hard and hit close to home. In fact it hit exactly at home!
Following a tip off about movement of armed LTTE militants into Kochi via Cherthala, security has been beefed up in the coastal areas of Alappuzha.
Kochi coast has also been put on high alert. Security has been stepped up on Aroor bridge as well as on all the routes leading to and from this this region. However according to police sources there is no need for the public to panic.
All over the city you could see people tensed up and hoping that it was just a false alarm. The cops searching every vehicle that could seem to carry the militants was shown all over the news.
Knowing that this could cause delay in people reaching their homes, we have asked our lady staff in training (who are doing a 4pm till 1am shift) to leave a couple of hours earlier. So I arranged to have their drop facility moved up to 11 pm, as with the checking they might only reach home after 3 am and we don’t want that.