After multiple incidences of public recklessness and poor social accountability, yet another impetuous episode took place in the capital where the newly constructed Signature Bridge in Delhi witnessed a shocking incident of missing ‘nuts’ and ‘bolts’ from the bridge.
After multiple incidences on the bridge, be it with the dangerous selfie stunts or littering around of the place, the Signature bridge is yet again in news with another outrageous incident of missing nuts and bolts.
These ‘nuts’ and ‘bolts’ are the ones connecting the pylon with the surface. Hence, this not only raises a question over basic civility but also brings in doubt the safety and security of the public using it.
In conversation with the TOI, The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) expressed their concern and shock towards such an act of vandalism and ways to counteract the same.
The local authorities have also deployed traffic police at the bridge from 8 am to 8 pm. However, the bridge still remains unguarded at night.
Here is a picture of missing ‘nuts’ and ‘bolts’ from the pylon.
What is even more disturbing is that fact that even after multiple accidents over sheer recklessness, the public refuses to pay any heed towards their duty.
Netizens expressed their opinion over the same on social media. While a few tweeted about lack of civic sense, some mocked the government.
Vandals? This is more likely the work of saboteurs. No security nor any cameras to monitor activity on the bridge?
That apart, we the people of #India whine about poor infra but piss over anything good that happens. Trains to buses to roads to bridges. https://t.co/v0aQuuEM5S
— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) December 4, 2018
Nuts & bolts stolen from recently inaugurated Signature Bridge
Solar panel, batteries, lights stolen from Peripheral Expressway
Tejas Express: Earphones stolen & LEDs damaged
Mahamana Train: Toilet Kit & accessories stolen
Do we really want to be a Developed Nation?
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) December 5, 2018
Major failure of civic society to instill a sense of collective ownership of and responsibility for the public space. Learn from Japan.
— Max Haveloos (@Max_Haveloos) December 4, 2018
This is NOT a simple stealing. This should be treated as an act of terrorism and must be accordingly dealt with.
First file a case and investigate.
Vandals steal nuts and bolts of Signature Bridge cables https://t.co/SyS2aGSP97
— Guru Bhat 🇮🇳 (@Gurubhat_) December 5, 2018
At one hand we want everything world class & we have got ppl who think that they should take home their share of public property 😅
Vandals steal nuts and bolts of Signature Bridge cables – Times of India https://t.co/k3va5tKv4i via @timesofindia
— Harshvardhan Kumar (@HK11official) December 4, 2018
How important it is to educate people in India…
— archit (@archit_ggn) December 4, 2018
Aam Aadmi thieves steal nuts and bolts of Signature Bridge cables. pic.twitter.com/CYfsiK0fQK
— Comrade Pichatees (@IamTheBibhu) December 4, 2018
The question arises when will the public realize and instil basic civic sense and understanding. Let’s hope soon!