Signature Bridge to open for Delhiites in October this year
(Sourced from PTI)
Construction of the much-awaited Signature Bridge on the Yamuna river will be completed by October this year, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today. The bridge will connect the Outer Ring Road on the western bank with Wazirabad Road on the eastern side. It will also share the burden of vehicular traffic of Wazirabad bridge, which is used to commute between Delhi and Ghaziabad.
Kejriwal and his Deputy, Manish Sisodia, inspected the bridge in the morning and witnessed the installation of the final pylon at the site. The construction work on the bridge, which started in 2010, was supposed to be completed in 2013, but it was delayed by five years. Kejriwal said the Delhi Government would release the remaining amount of around Rs. 100-125cr within two months.
A morning filled with pride as the #SignatureBridge rises with the rising sun today.— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) May 29, 2018
CM @ArvindKejriwal I witnessed the installation of final pylon at the site, which is at 154m height.
Within 4 months the people of Delhi the tourists will be able to stand where we do. pic.twitter.com/BIjC4VzfQu
Announced in 2004, the project received a nod from the Delhi cabinet in 2007 and it was initially expected to be completed at an estimate of Rs. 1,131cr in October 2010. The bridge obtained environmental clearance in 2011 and was set to be completed by December 2013. The date of completion was pushed to June 2016, then to July 2017, and then December 2017.