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Delhi’s Signature bridge illuminates on its inauguration eve

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

Delhi's Signature bridge illuminates on its inauguration eve

Illuminated Signature Bridge a day before it's opening in New Delhi on Saturday. The long-delayed bridge, built on the Yamuna near Wazirabad, is set to open to the public on November 5, 2018. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate the bridge on November 4, and it will be opened to public the next day. The bridge will reduce travel time between north and northeast Delhi. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

Delhi's Signature bridge illuminates on its inauguration eve

Announced in 2004, the bridge missed several deadlines. It was initially expected to be completed at a modified estimate of Rs 1,131 crore for Commonwealth Games, held in Delhi in October 2010. In 2015, the cost rose to Rs 1,594 crore. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

Delhi's Signature bridge illuminates on its inauguration eve

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, while inspecting the bridge, said the bridge will have a 154-metre-high glass box, giving a bird’s-eye view of the city to visitors. “The bridge will have four elevators, with an overall capacity of carrying 50 people,” said an official. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

Delhi's Signature bridge illuminates on its inauguration eve

Manish Sisodia said that in the next two-three months, the government will develop the area around the bridge as a tourist spot (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

Delhi's Signature bridge illuminates on its inauguration eve

Meanwhile, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said the Delhi government has violated protocol by not inviting him for the opening. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)