Grand celebrations across Chennai for New Year

The people of Chennai ushered in the New year with spiritual fervour and traditional gaiety. As the clock struck 12, shouts of 'Happy New Year' rent the air, as thousands of people, who had congregated at the Marina beach ushered in 2020 in high 'spirits'.

It was a sea of humanity at the Marina beach front as the milling crowd celebrated the occasion with fervour.As thousands of people congregated at Marina, the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) operated more number of buses, with the Southern Railway chipping in by operating more EMU trains on the Chennai Beach-Tambaram and Chennai-Beach Velacheri, Chennai-Beach-Gummidipoondi, Chenai Beach-Arakkonam sections, suplemented by Chennai Metro Rail respectively for the benefit of public.

The New Year was also celebrated by various residential associations in the city, by bursting crackers and distributing sweets, whiletastefully decorating and illuminating their buildings.