When will Signature Bridge be complete: HC
NEW DELHI: The inordinate delay in construction of the Signature Bridge across Yamuna on Monday came under the Delhi High Court's scanner, which asked the Centre and the Delhi government when the project would be completed.
A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued a notice to various agencies of the Centre and the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government and sought their replies on the variation in cost since the day the project began. The bench also ordered a structural and technical audit in two weeks of the Wazirabad Bridge in north east Delhi, currently being used by the public to commute to and fro from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
Announced in 2004, the Signature Bridge received a nod from the Delhi Cabinet in 2007 and was initially expected to be completed at a modified estimate of Rs 1,131 crore by the Commonwealth Games, held here in October 2010.
In 2015, the initial cost of the project rose to Rs 1,594 crore.