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Delhi's Signature Bridge opens for public

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The iconic and much-awaited on the river was opened for the public on Monday morning, a day after its inauguration.

The bridge, connecting Wazirabad across the river, reduced between north and northeast parts of the city from 45 minutes to just 10 minutes.

It also took vehicular pressure off the existing

"The bridge was handed over to the traffic police in the morning and the traffic was allowed to move over the bridge," a government told IANS.

Claimed by the government to be country's first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge, with the gesture "Namaste", the bridge will help people enjoy a panoramic view of the city from 154-meter-high observation deck -- to open in around two months.

"Some final work is still left in the high observation deck -- situated at more than double the height of Qutub Minar -- and it will be opened earlier next year, while the roads will open from Monday," an had said earlier.

The 575-metre-long suspension bridge, proposed in 2004 and approved by the Delhi cabinet in 2007, was inaugurated on Sunday amid a clash between and workers.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 17:56 IST
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