Delhi government launched Tactical Urbanism Trail to curb traffic accidents on Signature Bridge. The Signature Bridge witnessed 53 traffic accidents and 17 fatalities between 2018 and 2021.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Oct 15 2022 05:24 IST
Delhi government launched Tactical Urbanism Trail to curb traffic accidents on Signature Bridge. (Photo: File/PTI)
By Pankaj Jain: Delhi’s Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), to reduce all avoidable accidents at high-fatality intersections in the national capital, launched a month-long ‘Tactical Urbanism Trial’ at the Signature Bridge.
The Signature Bridge witnessed 53 traffic accidents and 17 fatalities between 2018 and 2021.
However, the structural changes implemented through redevelopment have already resulted in an 83% increase in the availability of a safe pedestrian zone on and around Signature Bridge.
The trial aims to transform high-fatality intersections in Delhi into safe intersections open to all.
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DDC Vice-Chairman Jasmine Shah explained more about the process, saying that road safety is a critical public issue and that the Delhi government is committed to continuously finding unique, innovative solutions.
DDC considered the ‘Tactical Urbanism Trials’ as part of its Delhi@2047 initiative, which leverages deep, sustainable partnerships between government, civil society and the private sector to realize the vision of Delhi as number one by 2047 city of the world.
“Signature Bridge is an architectural landmark in India. It should also become a benchmark for road safety across India. I congratulate Save Life Foundation and BSES Yamuna for working with the Government of Delhi to realize this vision,” said Jasmine Shah.
Inaugurated in November 2018, the Signature Bridge cantilever spruce cable-stayed bridge is India’s first asymmetric cable-stayed bridge.
Launched as both a tourist attraction and a means of reducing travel time between North and Northeast Delhi, the Signature Bridge connects Wazirabad over the Yamuna to the downtown area.
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