Enhanced security arrangements were made and additional forces deployed at every major junction and at important and sensitive spots across the Cyberabad and Rachakonda police commissionerates.
Identification of sensitive polling booths in districts completed
The orange alert is the second-highest level of alert second only to Red alert which, if issued, would entail closing of schools and restriction on movements in airbases.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration had eased the prohibitory orders in Kashmir Valley for the past few days for the people to make purchases for Eid.
BBC cameraman Ron Skeans was attacked by a Trump supporter yelling anti-media slogans during the US president's rally in El Paso, Texas, late Monday.
Several families have pitched tents here and have begun the 'Kalp Vaas' based on their beliefs of renunciation of the world pleasures, leading a simple life for the period.
In an official statement late on Sunday night, Yogi Adityanath said, "There should not be any hurdle in celebrating the festivals in a traditional manner.
Tight security arrangements were in place for Muharram processions with a large number of police and paramilitary troops being deployed, officials said.
"Sensitive locations inside the site and outside will be identified for taking necessary steps to deal with any possible terror strike. The NSG team is slated to undertake the inspection for two days from August 28," he said.
A senior official said both the State and Central intelligence agencies had given prior alerts to city police about protests and sloganeering by some student groups during the inaugural ceremony
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