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Signature bridge:Delhi govt approves revised estimate Rs 1518.37 Cr

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

government today approved the final revised estimate of Rs 1518.37 crore for the construction of on river at

The approval was given in a meeting of the cabinet, chaired by Arvind Kejriwal, said a government statement.

The revised estimate was recommended by the (EFC). It includes the and its approach road.

Deputy told reporters that the is expected to be completed by October 31 this year.

After completion, the bridge will connect the Outer Ring Road on the western of with the Road on the eastern side of the river benefitting thousands of commuters.

Earlier, Kejriwal and Sisodia had inspected the construction of a final pylon of the bridge in May. Then Kejriwal had said that the bridge will be completed by October.

On August 27, 2004, a MoU was signed between government's PWD and and (DTTDC) that was entrusted with the project,

The project was delayed due to various reasons including a difference of opinion between PWD and DTTDC engineers

The bridge had obtained environmental clearance in 2011 and was set to be completed by December 2013.

The completion date of the project was pushed to June 2016 and then to July 2017, which was further pushed to December 2017.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 00:36 IST