Now the Delhiites and tourists in Delhi have one more place to visit in the city as the observation decks at the top of the Signature Bridge has now sought permission from the authorities and is now ready to be opened. Delhi’s Signature bridge in the north-east Delhi over River Yamuna is India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge with the gesture of ‘namaste’.
It consists of four lifts for the tourist to go up the observation deck, two of which are inclined lifts and the rest two are vertical.
Tourists will soon have a bird’s eye view of the city from the 154-metre-high Signature Bridge which is more than twice the size of Qutub Minar which is about 73 Metres high.
Officials from the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) said that a glass facade (viewing gallery) has been built atop the bow-shaped pylon of the country’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge.
The four lifts which have been built inside the legs of the steel pylon of the Signature Bridge will be used to ferry visitors to the viewing gallery situated at a height of 154 metres with selfie points set up along the journey to the top.
At a time maximum of 50 people can be accommodated at the glass deck, the entry to which will be ticketed.
The glass of the deck is toughened and laminated and can withstand wind speeds of up to 86 miles per hour or 140 Kilometres per hour.
The glass observational deck would have four levels with a spiral staircase and will offer a panoramic view of the river Yamuna and the city.
It will take about half an hour to transport people up to the deck as the speed of elevators will be very slow and only four people can be ferried in one lift in one go, officials said.