Like every year, Bangaloreans thronged to MG Road andBrigade Road to ring in the New Year. But unlike every year, this year, themetro added glitz to the year-end celebrations.
Joining thousands of youngsters who thronged to M G Road andBrigade Road to say good bye to 2011 and welcome 2012, were families, includingchildren and senior citizens this year, who came to ride the metro.
Youngsters started reaching the colourfully lit streets byby 8 pm., loud music and police announcements to control the crowds, rent theair on M G Road and Brigade Road.
Police had diverted vehicular traffic from 8 pm onwards onSaturday from M G Road, Brigade Road, Richmond Road, Residency Road andCommercial Street as thousands of revellers started reaching the area to ringin the New Year. The spirits soared as midnight approached and crackers lit upthe sky as the clock struck 12. People were seen exchanging New Year greetingsby shaking hands and hugging each other.