An FIR of negligence has been registered at Shastri Park police station and further investigation is on. However, police are yet to verify if his death was caused by the cable that fell off the pillar of the bridge, or from construction work being carried out above it.
The craze around the newly opened structure has resulted in several people stopping by at the Signature Bridge to take photographs near the entry and exit points, after parking their vehicles in the middle of the bridge.
Calling the incident “unprecedented”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Twitter: “Chaos by BJP at Signature Bridge inauguration site. It’s a Del govt prog. Police mute spectator. Can LG, being head of Del police, ensure peace and order at Signature bridge inauguration site?
Claiming credit for re-starting the construction of the bridge, which will ensure seamless travel between north and northeast Delhi, Tiwari said he was not invited despite being the North East Delhi MP.
Delhi's Signature Bridge is again in news. Day one saw the bridge turning into a tourist spot. Many rushed to take selfies against the view of the Yamuna on both sides and the under-construction viewing gallery, which is at least 40 storeys high.
The long-delayed Signature Bridge, built on the Yamuna near Wazirabad, is set to open to the public on November 5. Announced in 2004, the bridge missed several deadlines. It was initially expected to be completed for Commonwealth Games, held in Delhi in October 2010