The upcoming pedestrian bridges in Delhi will sport a swanky look complete with capsule glass lifts seen in big hotels and shopping malls.
The first such pedestrian bridge is coming up near Netaji Subhash Place in Pitampura. Delhi public works department minister Rajkumar Chauhan laid its foundation stone on Wednesday.
"The pedestrian bridge is a state-of-the art design bridge with a unique concept. It is going to be an L-shape bridge, providing pedestrian crossing facility on two connecting roads at the T-junction of Road no. 41 and the road leading to Pitampura TV tower. There will be three ultra-modern capsule glass lifts with the capacity of 10 passengers each," said Chauhan.
He added that this new model will be replicated in other areas as well.
"Not only will it look good, it will also give a sense of security to women and others who use the bridge," he said.
Chauhan added that Delhi government would spend R1,800 crore in the next couple of months to re-lay roads taken over from the erstwhile MCD.
"The government has already launched the project to improve over 800 km of road length," he said.
Not satisfied with MCD's maintenance of the roads, the government had, in December last year, taken over 674 streets with a total length of 802 km from it.
Most of the roads will be re-laid and PWD will maintain them.