The Hyderabad district administration and the Hyderabad city police conducted a mock bomb blast drill at Secunderabad railway station. The smoke bombs were triggered in a controlled environment. Some police personnel acted as injured persons with full make-up.
With pinpoint precision, the relief and rescue work followed. First came the Railway Protection Force personnel followed by 108 emergency service workers, doctors, paramedics, dog and bomb squads, fire men, chemical and explosive analysts, CISF, Indian Red Cross and ambulances, wheeled right into the platform.
The first two dummy bombs were set off at 1.30 p.m. at platforms six and seven, and within an hour, severely injured and maimed acting victims were taken to Gandhi and Yashoda Hospitals. Two more dummy bombs, one at platform one and the other in parking area, were triggered within half-an-hour of the first blasts.