After Risky Selfies & Stripping, People Are Now Stealing Nuts & Bolts From Delhi’s Signature Bridge

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.

“These parts were not missing earlier, this was an extremely shocking act. If a 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 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.

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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.

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Netizens expressed their opinion over the same on social media. While a few tweeted about lack of civic sense, some mocked the government.

The question arises when will the public realize and instil basic civic sense and understanding. Let’s hope soon!

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