Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who held a security review meeting yesterday, ordered that security be stepped up in such areas.

The meeting was chaired by Fadnavis, who also heads the Home Department, and included both Ministers of State for Home Ranjit Patil and Ram Shinde, along with Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K P Bakshi, state Director General of Police Pravin Dixit, senior officials from the SID and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

"Following inputs by the SID of a possible terror strike, the Mumbai Police was yesterday asked to enhance the security cover at all places that see a substantial footfall of foreign tourists. Places like Gateway of India, 5 and 7-star hotels have been put on high alert," an official, who was part of yesterday's meeting, told reporters.

The enhanced security measures will be in place for the next 15 days, following which another security review meeting will be held, the official said.

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