Delhi’s new Signature Bridge that was recently launched has obviously garnered a lot of media attention. And like the Eiffel Tower, you can go atop the main pillar of this bridge to get a bird’s eye view of the capital city. Lovely! By Team T+L
Just like the Eiffel Tower in France, Delhi’s Signature Bridge will also have the facility to transport tourists on top of the main pillar, which is 154 m high, from where you can get a bird’s eye view of North Delhi. But that’s not what’s making us supremely proud; it’s the fact that this bridge will help ease the traffic pressure on the old, narrow and dilapidated Wazirabad Bridge significantly from now on.
It is also a relief that unlike the newest and biggest statue in the world of Sardar Patel in Gujarat, this one’s not been made just for beautification or educating the masses. Its utility will help the people of the city commute much faster and easier; and that’s what has made it such a game-changer.
Delhi’s Signature Bridge spanning over the Yamuna has become a great attraction in the city rather quickly. A viewing gallery at 40 storeys tall, or 154 m means that you could be in for some great selfies along with the sweeping panorama of Delhi. If you want to get a clear picture of how high the bridge is, it is exactly double the height of Qutub Minar. However, be warned if you have vertigo, it is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The brigde has already improved traffic in areas of north and northeast Delhi at least by half an hour for commuters going to Ghaziabad and areas near Uttar Pradesh border. This eight-lane, 675-m carriageway is probably the best gift Delhi could have asked for this Diwali. The bridge is expected to not only help motorists going towards northeast Delhi, but would also decongest the Outer Ring Road, Shahdara Bridge, ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Khajuri Khas, Bhajanpura, Old Wazirabad Bridge and Pusta Road, which will help commuters going towards Noida, Central and South Delhi.
Take your car across the Signature Bridge, and marvel at the beauty already. And as for the viewing gallery, it will be fully functional from March ’19. In order to carry out the work, the bridge is expected be closed between 11 pm and 5 am for a month after Diwali.