On August 28, the Supreme Court of India ordered the Supertech Twin Towers (Noida Twin Tower) in Noida, popularly known as the highest skyscraper in India, to be torn down. The demolition of the Noida Twin Tower was under progress one day earlier, according to project authorities, who also noted that joining the Supertech’s illegal twin towers and installing a 100-meter-long cable from the structures to the exploder still needed to be done.
Noida Twin Tower Demolition: Case History
- Supterch Limited, a development company based in Noida, began work on the Emerald Court project. Midway through the 2000s, the project was launched. The project called for the construction of 3, 4, and 5 BHK apartments.
- The construction site was close to the expressway that connects Noida and Greater Noida.
- Real estate websites indicate that the flats are now valued between Rs. 1 crore and Rs. 3 crore.
- The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority in Noida submitted blueprints for the project that called for 14 nine-story structures (Noida Twin Tower).
Noida Twin Tower Demolition: Wrong Data
- The issues arose as a result of Supertech changing the blueprints, which, by 2012, resulted in a complex with 15 buildings rather than 14.
- There were now to be 11 stories in each building, as opposed to the previous nine.
- Additionally, two additional towers with a combined height of 40 storeys were incorporated in the revised proposal.
- In the ten-year legal dispute between the residents and Supertech, the latter two became its focal point.
- In front of Tower One, Supertech had pledged to have a “green” space. This was in the plan that was initially changed in June 2005, according to the court records presented up until December 2006.
Noida Twin Tower Demolition: Supreme Court Judgement
The Supreme Court of India ordered the removal of the Noida Twin Towers in 2021 after considerable back and forth on both sides, citing the towers’ illegal construction. Supertech then requested that the Supreme Court review its ruling in an appeal. The supreme court had numerous hearings after that. Concerns concerning the occupants of Emerald Court’s safety were also raised throughout the proceedings. The ruling caused a series of delays in the demolition deadlines. The Supreme Court, however, remained steadfast in its position.
Noida Twin Tower Demolition: Demolition day
On August 28, the Noida Twin Towers were destroyed. It was completed by Edifice Engineering, a Mumbai-based company that has previously destroyed four illegal apartments in Kerala close to Kochi. The business used a strategy known as implosion. The building structure of Noida Twin Tower that supports Ceyane and Apex has holes drilled in specified locations that contain more than 3,700 kg of explosives. The explosives set on the ground floor detonated first, indicating that the detonation occurred from the ground up. After that, those placed on the first floor, and so forth.
Noida Twin Tower Demolition: Pollution
- On August 28, Sunday, the Noida Twin Tower were demolished under expert supervision and extra caution to prevent damage to the nearby residential buildings.
- However, the potential for severe air pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region concerned environmentalists. Notably, the nation’s capital avoided the catastrophe, and the wind patterns ended up being a blessing in disguise.
- The dust clouds created by the implosion of Noida Twin Tower were blown toward greater Noida and then further toward Uttar Pradesh by the north to northwesterly winds.
- According to reports, an hour before the demolition of Noida Twin Tower was scheduled to begin, the wind direction surrounding the Supertech twin towers shifted to the east, causing dust to flow away from Delhi and into Greater Noida and Bulandshahr.
- The wind has been blowing west for the past week, but the direction changed abruptly, according to Praveen Kumar, a regional officer with the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board.
- As can be seen from the Air Quality Index, Delhi was able to maintain consistent air quality thanks to the wind direction. The PM 10 concentration did not increase after 3 o’clock at the closest Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) air quality monitoring stations in Okhla Phase-2, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, or Patparganj.