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Delhi: Nuts and bolts stolen from recently inaugurated Signature Bridge, officials fear for safety

The construction works for the viewing gallery is still going on and the DTTDC is yet to hand over the bridge to the PWD.

The Delhi’s newly built Signature Bridge has been in the news in the past for all the wrong reasons.  After dangerous selfies and multiple accidents at the spot, it is now the turn of vandals, who have started lifting nuts and bolts at the Signature bridge which could pose a serious security risk in the future, reported Times of India.

According to reports, some thieves have resorted to stealing nuts and bolts installed at the bridge which connects the pylon with the surface. Each cable provides support to the bridge is supported by 12 such nuts and bolts, many of which were found missing on Monday.

Expressing shock over the incident, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) engineers said that they will be welding the whole section to avoid such incidents in the future. “These parts were not missing earlier, this is an extremely shocking act. If the sufficient number of bolts are removed, this seemingly simple act of vandalism can become a safety hazard. We will find a solution with stronger welding or by deploying guards,” the official said.

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Reportedly, the work is still pending on upper segments where the viewing gallery will be built, hence the DTTDC has not yet handed over the bridge to the Public Works department. The DTTDC has planned to close down the bridge from 11 pm to 5 am for completing the unfinished work.

The vandalism at the Delhi’s Signature Bridge is not new as recently few transgenders were seen stripping, unclothing in the public and posing for photos near the Signature bridge which had resulted in unruly scenes at the spot.

The signature bridge since its inception has been mired in controversies after AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was caught on camera pushing MP Manoj Tiwari at the inauguration event. Earlier, BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari had clashed with Aam Aadmi Party supporters at the site of the inauguration when he was protesting against the alleged denial of invitation.

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