The busy Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad, which witnessed twin bomb blasts on Thursday, is limping back to normalcy with shopkeepers and roadside vendors resuming their business.
Traffic returned to normal on Saturday and commercial establishments began to open on the stretch, two days after the deadly terror attack near the bus stand, claimed 16 lives.
Dilsukhnagar, which connects to Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway, is abuzz with activity on a usual day, as it houses a number of educational institutions, coaching centres for job aspirants, government offices, several malls and innumerable commercial establishments.
Now, a sense of fear has gripped the area since the simultaneous blasts.
"But, life has to go on. Such a thing should not happen again," Krishna Prasad, a private company employee, said.
Meanwhile, sources in the state-run Osmania General Hospital said that the condition of some of the injured is stated to be critical.
The Andhra Pradesh government has promised to bear their cost of treatment.