Presenting Delhi with a new iconic landmark, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi inaugurated Signature Bridge along with Manish Sisodia, Dy Chief Minister, Delhi in the august presence of Ministers of Delhi Govt. and other senior officials of the Govt. and Delhiites in large number.
The inauguration event was accompanied by an exhibition showcasing the larger than life journey of Signature Bridge and the work done to give Delhi its new landmark. A sight to behold in itself, the audience was presented with not only the Signature Bridge but also an awe-inspiring laser show post the inauguration ceremony.
Speaking at the Inauguration, Kejriwal stated, " Like Taj Mahal, an iconic landmark of India, is visited by thousands of travelers from India and abroad, Signature Bridge is going to become one of the must-see tourist attractions of Delhi. An engineering marvel, the structure is twice the height of Qutab Minar, set to be a milestone development in the infrastructural growth of the capital city."
The ‘Signature Bridge’ connects Wazirabad situated across the river Yamuna to the inner city, thereby easing the traffic movement. The Western and Eastern approaches to Bridge will connect the nearby areas like Timarpur, Nehru Vihar, Wazirabad, Aruna Nagar, Mukherjee Nagar on Ring Road to Bhajanpura on Mangal Pandey Marg. The distance between two sides of the bridge will be reduced from 45 minutes to just 10 minutes saving travel time and fuel.
This iconic bridge has been constructed at the cost of Rs. 1518 Cr including the cost of Western and Eastern approaches. The project was approved by the Delhi Cabinet in Feb 2010 and the construction of bridge started immediately thereafter in March 2010.