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Signature Bridge inaugurated by Kejriwal; five interesting facts about the 575-metre suspension structure

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 04 Nov 2018, 05:16:47 PM
Signature bridge inaugurated today; five interesting facts about the 575-metre suspension structure

New Delhi:

Delhi’s Signature Bridge has been inaugurated on Sunday. Announced in 2004, the bridge is finally inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday evening. Built over river Yamuna, Signature Bridge will reduce the travel time between north and northeast Delhi. It will also share the traffic burden of the Wazirabad bridge. It will also offer a panoramic view of the city and have designated selfie spots.

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Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “From the top of the bridge, people will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the city, like people can from the Eiffel Tower (in Paris). Visitors will be taken to the top of the bridge in four elevators with a total capacity of 50 people.”

Signature Bridge: Five interesting facts 

  1. It is a 575-metre-long suspension bridge.
  2. It will reduce travel time between north and northeast Delhi, taking the load off Wazirabad bridge
  3. There will be an observation deck on the tip of the pylon to take a panoramic view of the city. The pylon is boomerang-shaped and is a high-steel glass structure. The viewing deck is likely to be open to public by February.
  4. The visitors will be taken to the viewing deck in four elevators, which will be able to carry around 50 people at a time. The elevators area is likely to be operational in two months.
  5. The proposal for the bridge, mooted in 2004, received approval of the Delhi Cabinet in 2007.

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The bridge will be open for public from Monday. 

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First Published : 04 Nov 2018, 01:04:52 PM

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