The Signature Bridge over the Yamuna in northwest Delhi set for inauguration on Sunday November 4, 2018. It will be open to public from Monday.
The bridge was in construction for fourteen years. The bridge will have a 154m high glass viewing box, which will make people enjoy a panoramic view of Delhi. The people will be taken to the top of the bridge in four elevators with a total capacity of carrying 50 people.
The 575m bridge will also include selfie spots for tourists to capture their special moments. It is projected as India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge.
It 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 project missed several deadlines and the cost eventually inflated to ₹1,594 crore. It will share the burden of vehicular traffic currently borne by the Wazirabad Bridge.