NOIDA : Supertech’s Twin-Towers Goes Down the Pages of History

9 Year Old Legal Battle – It all ends in 9 seconds

History has been created and witnessed by the people of this country, on 28th August, exactly at 2:30 Noon, paving way for a more stringent face of the Indian Judicial System. The message is clear, that no illegal activities will go un-noticed, no matter its costs & size. Supertech’s twin towers in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida have been finally demolished, after months of preparations and planning for violating the minimum distance norm, 16 meters gap can not be replaced by just 9.

Through controlled implosions by exactly 3,700 kilograms of explosives, using the waterfall implosion method to bring down the buildings , that is, the detonation took place from the ground up , that is, the explosives positioned on the ground flooring went off first and so on, putting an end of Nine-year-old legal battle.  It took about nine seconds to cave in the total building.  The main component used for the explosion is the emulsion that has superior rock crushing quality, generally used underground for heavy blasts and mines. Thousands of people had to be evacuated earlier than the blast. The assignment has been carried out via Edifice Engineering, a Mumbai-based company that before demolished four unlawful flats close to Kochi in Kerala. 

Supertech was granted approval in 2005 by the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) to construct 14 towers with 9 flooring each with a shopping complex and a garden area. However, it revised its venture in 2009 to consist of twin high-rise constructions — Apex and Ceyane. Even though the NOIDA authority accredited the new plan, the Emerald Court Owners Residents Welfare Association (RWA) moved to the Allahabad High Court in 2012 alleging it was an unlawful construction.

In 2014, the Allahabad High Court ruled that the towers were illegal  and had directed the authority to demolish the structures within four months at its personal expense. But soon after that Supertech moved to Supreme court challenging the decision. After nine years or hearing, in 2022, Supreme Court directed to demolish the buildings in May, later postponed to August, 28th 2022.

The internet is full of dual opinions where one section says that these types of decisions are much required in times when many illegal constructions can be seen everywhere while the other section says that it’s taxing on a country with limited resources and so many people living without a roof over their head.

The demolition has put the real estate stalwarts & approving authorities on high alert creating a definite scare that necessary precautions cannot get thrown into dustbins just in greed of more and more money to come. Impact of this decision will be surely hit the Real State and will force them to be more aware of the situations and abide all their internal and external decisions and move strictly as per the  law of land.

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