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  Metros   Delhi  17 Oct 2017  Delhi High Court pulls up Centre, city govt for delay

Delhi High Court pulls up Centre, city govt for delay

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 17, 2017, 1:24 am IST
Updated : Oct 17, 2017, 1:24 am IST

The Signature Bridge, when completed, is expected to share the burden of vehicular traffic which is being borne by the Wazirabad bridge.

The bridge was proposed for the first time as early as in 1997 at an initial cost pegged at Rs 464 crore.
 The bridge was proposed for the first time as early as in 1997 at an initial cost pegged at Rs 464 crore.

New Delhi: Inordinate delay in construction of the Signature Bridge across the Yamuna on Monday came under the scanner of the Delhi high court which asked the Centre and the AAP government when would the project be completed.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar issued notice to various agencies of the Centre and the 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 time of the Wazirabad bridge in North-East Delhi, which is presently being used by the public to commue to and fro from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Announced in 2004, the project 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 that was held here in October 2010.

In 2015, the initial cost of the project rose to Rs 1,594 crore. Reportedly, the bridge was proposed for the first time as early as in 1997 at an initial cost pegged at Rs 464 crore.

The Signature Bridge, when completed, is expected to share the burden of vehicular traffic which is being borne by the Wazirabad bridge.

The court fixed the matter for November 29. It was a hearing a public interest litigation by advocate Pratibha Chopra, who has alleged that the construction of the Signature bridge has missed various deadlines since 2011.

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