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Cops see red as Signature Bridge turns into a selfie spot for Delhiites

Cops see red as Signature Bridge turns into a selfie spot for Delhiites

New Delhi: Less than a month since inauguration, the Signature Bridge in Wazirabad seems to have been gripped by the 'selfie mania', as young boys on bikes and cars are seen endangering their lives to take daring photos.

Delhi Police officials said that people have been seen getting out of vehicles and standing on the suspension cables to get their pictures clicked. Some could be also seen hanging out from their moving cars to click selfies on their mobile phones.

The Bridge, built over Yamuna river at Wazirabad section of the national Capital, took 14 years to build and was thrown open to the public on November 5.

It is the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in the country and boasts of a 154-metre-high glass box, which will act as an observation deck for the visitors, giving them a bird's-eye view of the national Capital.

The excitement of visitors can be understood, but risking their life by climbing on the suspension cables has not got down too well with Delhi Police, which has asked Delhiites to exercise caution.

"We have patrolling teams even at night on the Signature bridge. We will see that no one endangers their life on the bridge, and will take proper measures to ensure that," said RP Meena, Additional DCP (North East).

"There should be some sense in people crossing the bridge. It's made our journey easier. But risking one's own life just for the sake of having selfies is not justified. There is no need to stand up on the suspension cables. It is a bridge first and later a tourist spot," said Yaseen, a commuter who uses the Bridge regularly.

Also publicised as a popular tourist spot, the Signature Bridge primarily acts as a the prime connecting line between Wazirabad and east Delhi.

Zafar Abbas

Zafar Abbas

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