The much-awaited Signature Bridge over the Yamuna in northwest Delhi will be inaugurated on Sunday.
Inviting the common public to observe a “civil engineering spectacle”, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said, “From the top of the bridge, the people of Delhi will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the city, like people can from the Eiffel Tower (in Paris). The people will be taken to the top of the bridge in four elevators with a total capacity of carrying 50 people.”
Common people can have a glance of the bridge from Monday.
About The Bridge
The bridge will have a 154-metre-high glass viewing box, which is two times the height of Qutub Minar
The people will be taken to the top of the bridge in four elevators with a total capacity of carrying 50 people
The 575-metre bridge will also have selfie spots for tourists to capture their special moments.
The bridge is being projected as India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge.
The bridge will reduce the travel time between north and northeast Delhi and will be developed into a tourist spot in the second phase of its development
Announced in 2004, the bridge was initially estimated to cost around ₹494 crore. Later, it was projected to be completed at a modified estimate of ₹1,131 crore ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which were held in Delhi. But the completion of the bridge missed several deadlines and the cost eventually inflated to ₹1,594 crore.
The bridge will share the burden of vehicular traffic currently borne by the Wazirabad Bridge.