The Supertech twin skyscrapers in Noida will be demolished on Sunday after a nine-year court fight (August 28). The Ceyane (29 floors) and Apex (32 floors) towers, part of Supertech Ltd’s Emerald Court project, violated many construction standards.
Between 2.15 and 2.45 p.m., the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway will remain closed to complete the demolition campaign at 2.30 p.m. The normalization of the situation on the ground is a condition for the same. To maximize commuter convenience, Noida police would strive to limit traffic movement to just 30 minutes.
Near the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway in Sector 93A, the towers contain about 850 units and are about 100 meters tall—taller than the Qutub Minar. Moreover, it includes charging the buildings and clearing the area. By early Sunday morning, all ATS Greens Village and Emerald Court residents will have left the area. The police estimate that ATS village contains about 25 towers and four villas, while Emerald Court includes 15 towers.
Demolition will take place through a controlled implosion. The structure will fall after explosives have been carefully positioned and set off to cause the least amount of collateral harm. The two skyscrapers have about 3,700 kg of explosives. Apex features 11 primary explosion floors with explosives in every column, and seven secondary blast floors will include 60% of the columns. There are ten main blast floors in Ceyane. To knock down the Supertech towers, Mumbai-based Edifice Engineering has teamed up with South Africa’s Jet, the same crew who knocked down the Maradu structures.
The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) gave Supertech permission to construct 14 towers with nine stories each, a shopping center, and a garden area in 2005. But in 2009, it changed the proposal and included the twin high-rise structures Apex and Ceyane. The Emerald Court Owners Residents Welfare Association (RWA) filed a case with the Allahabad High Court in 2012. They claimed the new plan was illegal even though the NOIDA authorities approved it.
Allahabad High Court ordered the towers demolished in 2014 after declaring them illegal, and Supertech and the Noida Authority petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn this ruling. On August 31, 2021, the Supreme Court affirmed the Allahabad High Court’s decision to demolish the structures.
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