Come August, 30,000 may use Delhi’s longest skywalk daily


Come August, 30,000 may use Delhi’s longest skywalk daily

Over 30,000 people are likely to use the ITO skywalk daily — but they will have to wait at least till August. A Public Works Department officials said around 50% of the work for the project, touted as Delhi’s longest foot overbridge and conveived in 2003, was now complete.

When finished, the skywalk will be 570m long and help ease pedestrian movement along Mathura Road, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Sikandra Road. It will have seven entry/exit points. The stretches being covered are used by thousands of pedestrians every day.

The initial deadline for the project was March 2018. However, technical issues, such as difficulty in moulding the high-grade steel meant for the frame of the skywalk into special 300mm rings, led to the delay. “We have started assembling the pre-fabricated parts. Read More

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