Noida Supertech Twin Towers Demolition Updates: Evacuated residents allowed entry

The nearly 100-metre-high structures taller than Delhi's iconic Qutub Minar (73 metres) were brought to the ground in seconds like a house of cards by the 'waterfall implosion' technique, in a breathtaking spectacle of modern day engineering

FP Staff August 28, 2022 09:33:02 IST
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Noida Supertech Twin Towers Demolition Updates: Evacuated residents allowed entry

Twin Tower demolition. Image: Firstpost

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20:22 (ist)

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My first reaction after the successful demolition was ‘Thank You, Lord’, says Joe Brinkkman

Joe Brinkkman (the master blaster who rigged the explosives) has announced the final time-duration of the demolition to be 12 seconds. 

Joe said that his first reaction after the successful demolition was ‘Thank You, Lord'.

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Aug 28, 2022 - 20:22 (IST)

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My first reaction after the successful demolition was ‘Thank You, Lord’, says Joe Brinkkman

Joe Brinkkman (the master blaster who rigged the explosives) has announced the final time-duration of the demolition to be 12 seconds. 

Joe said that his first reaction after the successful demolition was ‘Thank You, Lord'.

Aug 28, 2022 - 20:09 (IST)

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Evacuated residents allowed entry

Gas supply in the areas near the Twin Towers has been resumed. According to officials, no major damage to pipelines has been reported following the demolition of the Twin Towers. Meanwhile, the residents of the nearby buildings who were evacuated before the demolition are now allowed to enter society after obtaining permission from concerned authorities.

Aug 28, 2022 - 18:44 (IST)

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No damage to property or life, everything went as per plan: Gautam Budh Nagar DM

There has been no damage to property or life, everything went as per plan, Gautam Budh Nagar DM Suhas LY said on Noida Twin Towers demolition.

Aug 28, 2022 - 18:40 (IST)

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Drone visuals of Supertech towers being demolished

Aug 28, 2022 - 18:30 (IST)

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Bird's eye view of Supertech twin tower demolition

Aug 28, 2022 - 17:42 (IST)

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Twin Towers were demolished in 9 seconds

The final count of the time in which the entire building came down is 9 seconds. It was expected to be 13 seconds earlier.

Aug 28, 2022 - 17:03 (IST)

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Demolition caused no damage to Aster towers in Emerald Court

The demolition has caused no damage to the Aster towers in Emerald Court. They were at maximum risk owing to proximity to the detonation site.

Aug 28, 2022 - 16:47 (IST)

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Demolition has had minimal damage to surrounding structures: Chetan Datta

Chetan Datta, the Indian demolisher who pushed the button has said, " The demolition has had minimal damage to surrounding structures. About 3-4 metres of the boundary wall of ATS Village has been damaged. Everything went according to our prediction. When we gathered about 70 metres away from the twin towers before pressing the button, no one was talking to anybody. After we pushed the button and everything went perfectly, everyone broke into tears."

“Uncle Joe and Kevin Smit rechecked connection by going inside tower. One siren was blown at 1.50pm. Everyone was taken out including staff and police. Then Joe Brinkkman and Kevin Smit connected the wires to detonators and wires brought from building to detonation site. Another siren was blown at at 2.20pm. Kevin started the countdown. I pressed button.” he added.

Aug 28, 2022 - 16:17 (IST)

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Demolition of twin towers lesson for all stakeholders, say industry experts

The demolition of Supertech’s twin towers in Noida is a lesson for all stakeholders in the real estate industry that accountability will be fixed if they violate building laws, according to industry leaders.

The state regulatory authorities under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 should be more empowered to take action against defaulters and protect consumers interest, they added.

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Aug 28, 2022 - 16:14 (IST)

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Cleaning process underway

Noida Supertech Twin Towers Demolition LIVE Updates: And in mere seconds, India’s tallest towers, famed to be taller than the iconic Delhi Qutub Minar (73 meters) was reduced to rubble – dust to dust. In case you missed watching the shocking demolition of Supertech Twin Towers in Noida Sector 93A, you can get a glimpse of what transpired within those 15 seconds as the mammoth structures came tumbling down.

The nearly 100-metre-high twin towers were brought to the ground by the ‘waterfall implosion’ technique. The demolition on Sunday (28 August) comes almost a year after the Supreme Court’s order to raze the illegally built structures.

The demolition in Noida is scheduled to take place at 2.30 pm on Sunday.

The demolition of the Apex (32 storeys) and Ceyane (29 storeys) towers would leave behind approximately 35,000 cubic metres of debris that would take at least three months to be cleared.

The go-ahead for demolishing the twin towers with explosives was given by the Supreme Court. The exercise was earlier supposed to start on 21 August but the court accepted the Noida Authority’s request and extended its date of demolition to 28 August.

The twin towers are set to be razed over grave violations of building norms. The top court had said that it was a result of “nefarious complicity” between the Noida Authority and Supertech and ordered that the company shall carry out the demolition at its own expense under the supervision of the Noida Authority and an expert body like the Central Building Research Institute.

The order had come on a batch of petitions filed by homebuyers for and against the 11 April, 2014 verdict of the Allahabad High Court which had ordered razing of the two buildings within four months and the refund of money to apartment buyers.

The Supreme Court has said that the date of demolition may be confirmed as 28 August, with a “bandwidth of seven days” between 29 August to 4 September, to take into account any marginal delay on account of technical reasons or weather conditions.

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