New Delhi: In yet another case of a mishap at national capital’s newly inaugurated Signature Bridge, another person on Saturday skidded off his motorcycle and fell to his death. This comes a day after two bike-borne people died after their vehicle rammed into a divider at Signature Bridge during the wee hours of the day. Police suspected that people in question were trying to click selfies at the iconic bridge while speeding on the bike.
A similar situation was witnessed on November 10 at Signature Bridge. Scores of people were seen posing while clinging onto the window panes of cars and playing loud music. A couple of men were also snapped sitting on the suspension cables to get their pictures clicked.
Furthermore, due to the absence of police personnel, commuters were performing dangerous stunts on bikes, thus endangering their lives. The whole bridge was found littered with waste. While some visitors threw plastic bottles, others discarded footwear on the newly- constructed bridge.
Constructed by the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) at a cost of Rs.1, 518.37 crore, the bridge is expected to reduce traffic in Northeast and North Delhi. The western and eastern ends of the bridge connect nearby areas like Nehru Vihar, Wazirabad, Aruna Nagar, Mukherjee Nagar on Ring Road to Bhajanpura on Mangal Pandey Marg.
A 5.154-metre-high glass box atop the pylon is under construction. It is likely to offer a bird’s eye view of Delhi to commuters. As many as four elevators will take around 50 people total to the top of the bridge.