The smell of ‘gulal’ and the joyous spirits of Indians pervaded the national capital today since morning. People visited friends and relatives, gifted the traditional sweet ‘gujia’, besides smearing colour on each other’s faces. Children also enjoyed the day as they sprayed coloured water using their water guns and hurled water filled balloons on people from their rooftops. The Delhi Police made an elaborate arrangement to ensure a safe and joyous Holifor the people in Delhi. The Police personnel were deployed all over the city. Police had issued a warning against the hooliganism in the guise of revelry. Commuters had to face inconveniences in the first half of the day as public transport facilities, including buses and Metro Rail, were shut till late afternoon. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have greeted people on the occasion of Holi, saying that the festival provided an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of unity and friendship.