Twin Tower demolition. Image: Firstpost
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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