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Iconic bridge to be ready by mid next year


By mid next year, the capital will have an iconic bridge right atop the Yamuna. After five years of delay, the project that will connect the western bank of the river with the eastern side has finally gained momentum. It is, however, the second phase of the project where areas along the bridge will be developed into tourist destinations, which will bring out the actual beauty of the structure reports The Hindu.

According to the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Department Corporation (DTTDC), the ‘tricky part’ of the first phase is going to be completed within one-and-a-half month. Last year, the bridge had hit a rocky patch literally, and since then it was stuck in repeated delays.

The boring machine required to negotiate with the inclined rocky surface was then brought from Korea, and now work on the jinxed ‘P-23’ well is on. So far, all the foundations except the integrated piles of P-23 well have been completed.

In the second phase, the DTTDC has proposed to create water bodies, viewing points, parking areas, promenades, and winding walkways, making complete use of the existing topography and features on the eastern and western bank of the Yamuna. Facilities for water sports activities are also on the plan.


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