Signature Bridge will remain closed for public for 12 days from the next week, starting from November 4 to November 15. The move seems to have been coincided with the odd-even rationing scheme which would minimise dependence on the bridge.
However, the bridge being the lifeline of Delhi, traffic flow will still be adversely affected when it remains non functional.
The Signature Bridge, which was inaugurated in November last year, will remain out of bounds for vehicular traffic as the Delhi Tourism and the Transportation Department Corporation (DTTDC) will be using this time to remove the machinery and crane used in the construction of a four-storey observatory deck on top of the pylons.
The work on the observatory deck, built at a height of 154 metre, was started in June this year. As per reports, equipments include tower crane, temporary ladder and platforms, lying there ever since, need to be removed from the construction site.
The bridge, which links Wazirabad with East Delhi, was built to reduce the travel time and ease the burgeoning traffic congestion on the old Wazirabad bridge. It proved to be a lifeline for lakhs of people as it reduced the travel time by half an hour for commuters going to Ghaziabad and areas near Uttar Pradesh border via Bhajanpura, Khajuri Khas, Yamuna Vihar in northeast Delhi from Wazirabad, Mukherjee Nagar and Burari in north Delhi.