Delhi Gets Its New Suspension Signature Bridge

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Delhi's Signature Bridge

Delhi gets a new landmark from today – ‘Signature Bridge’!

The 2×4 lane, six kilometers long bridge will be open for public from Monday, 5th November. The connectivity built over Yamuna river near Wazirabad, New Delhi will significantly reduced travel time between north and north-eastern parts of the NCR. The bridge will also connect the Outer Ring Road and the Wazirabad Road on the eastern banks of Yamuna. Further commuters travelling to Ghaziabad and Bhojpura Border via Khajuri Khas from Wazirabad, Timarpue and Mukherjee Nagar will also enjoy the route cut down by at least half an hour.

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal is set to inaugurate the bridge on Sunday, 4th November. While his deputy, Manish Sisodia visited the bridge on Friday for a final inspection, he said that rigourous efforts had been put into giving a final shape to the bridge. He also said that people will witness a brilliant example of civil engineering and they will see how a suspension bridge without pillars is built.

 

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Sisodia also appealed to the citizens of Delhi to join in the celebration during the inaugural function. The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi informed that there will be a grand laser show after the inauguration function.

Sisodia further affirmed that the Najafgarh drain was also being cleaned to ensure that the view of Yamuna from the top gives a pleasant feeling.

The bridge will have approximately 154-metre high glass viewing box which will offer a panoramic view of Delhi. It will also consist of four elevators with a combined capacity of 50 people to carry visitors to the viewing box. Measuring 575 meters in length, the bridge has also equipped itself with ‘Selfie Spots’ where people can safely capture memories of them on this iconic structure.

 

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The Signature Bridge, projected as the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge was proposed by Sheila Dixit government in 2004. It was then estimated at Rs. 494 crore, however, the final completion cost of the project has been pegged at Rs. 1,594 crore.

Another such engineering marvel exists in Mumbai, India. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link consists of twin continuous concrete box girder bridge sections for traffic in each direction. The 5.6 kms bridge connects the suburbs of Bandra to the South Mumbai opening at Worli. The sea link cuts through all the city traffic between Mahim, Matunga and Dadar and one can commute the distance in barely 10 minutes flat.

 

 

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Watch the video how Signature Bridge in Delhi is going to look like!

 

 

 

 

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