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Delhi to get Signature Bridge in October

IANS  |  New Delhi 

India's first asymmetrical cable-stayed connecting the Outer Ring Road with will open by October end, said on Thursday.

"The cleared the proposal for the final payment for Ninety-six per cent of the work is already complete. Now there should be no hurdles in opening by October 31," Sisodia tweeted.

The project was approved in 1997 after an accident on the narrow bridge wherein a school bus fell into the Yamuna, killing 22 children.

The completion of has been delayed by several years due to inadequate funds.

Even the project cost has increased from Rs 1,100 crore to Rs 1,575 crore, becoming a major cause of concern for the The PWD has released Rs 1,244 crore so far.

The project was conceptualised in 2004 and got the nod from the in 2007. The first deadline was fixed ahead of but it was revised to 2013.

The project deadline was again pushed to June 2016 and then to July 2017, which was further pushed to December 2017.

The Central (CPWD) had done a third party evaluation following a difference of opinion between the PWD and and engineers on quantity and justification for the escalated cost.The bridge, once completed, will take vehicular pressure off the existing bridge. It will also connect the Outer Ring Road on the western of the river with Wazirabad Road on the eastern side.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 20:46 IST
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