All roads led to the Island Grounds on Sunday, the last day of the three-day exhibition of warships, with thousands of people thronging the venue.
Flag Staff Road leading to Island Grounds from where visitors were transported to the Chennai Port was packed, forcing the city police to block the road for vehicles.
Alok Bhatnagar, Flag Officer, Commanding Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Naval Area, said five ships — Kirch, Khukri, Airavat, Kamotra and Sumitra — were on display. A total of 71,410 persons visited the port to see the warships during the exhibition. On Sunday alone, 33,492 persons visited the exhibition. The Naval authorities brought in Kirch instead of Sahyadri, which was on display for two days.