The demolition of Twin Towers in Noida will be the most watched event in India. The Supertech Twin Towers will be razed to the ground today at 2:30 PM. Prior to the destruction scheduled on Sunday, close to 5,000 inhabitants of the Noida neighbourhoods of Emerald Court and ATS Village were evacuated from their homes.
Pets were also taken from the area by NGOs. The locals have access to short-term housing at the Sector 93 Parsvnath Prestige Residential Complex.
The Supreme Court issued the demolition order after determining that the buildings’ construction on the grounds of the Emerald Court Society violated standards. The company will take down the structures at its own expense and with the help of the Noida Authority.
Furthermore, before the twin towers of the Supertech company in Noida are demolished, about 500 police officers and traffic enforcement officers have been stationed nearby.
The demolition drive would keep the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway closed from 2.15 to 2.45 p.m. Drones are not allowed to fly in the area of the city. According to Noida Authority, flights would briefly be prohibited from using the air space within a nautical mile of the explosion while it is being demolished.
The towers, Ceyane (29 floors) and Apex (32 floors), are a part of Supertech Ltd’s Emerald Court project and were found to be in contravention of several construction restrictions.
The destruction of these structures will take place through a “controlled implosion,” in which the structure will crumble following carefully placed explosives are strategically placed and detonated to ensure minimal damage to the surroundings. Around 3,700 kg of explosives have been infused into the two towers.
What led to this Demolition of Twin Towers in Noida ?
When the ‘Supertech Emerald Court’ housing society was originally sanctioned, the building plan showed 14 towers and nine floors. Later, the plan was revised and the builder was allowed to construct 40 floors in each tower. The area where the towers were built was to be made into a garden as per the original plan.
Following this, Residents of Supertech Emerald Court society went to the Allahabad High Court in 2012 stating that the construction was illegal. The petitioners argued that the Supertech group violated norms to sell more flats and enhance their profit margins. Accordingly, in 2014, the court directed the authority to demolish the towers within four months (at its own expense) from the date the order was filed.
The case then went to the Supreme Court. Last August, the court gave three months to demolish the towers, but it’s taken a year due to technical difficulties. The Supreme Court observed that building norms were violated by the builder in collusion with Noida authorities.
A number of petitions were submitted in the Supreme Court by homebuyers in support of and opposition to the Allahabad High Court’s ruling.
With Supertech residents have been evacuated to neighbouring complexes ahead of the planned demolition of the towers at 2:30 pm today, president of the RWA of Silver City, Umashankar Sharma, said, “We have made arrangements for around 100 people in our clu house hall and have arranged for breakfast, lunch and evening snacks. If they need to stay overnight as well for any reason, they are welcome.