The Supertech Twin Towers in Noida were demolished on Sunday, a year after the Supreme court orders to pull down the immorally constructed structures on the ground. The nearly 100-metre-tall structures – taller than Delhi’s iconic Qutub Minar (73 metres) – were brought to the ground in seconds just like a house of cards by the ‘waterfall implosion’ technique.
They are the altitudinous structures to be demolished in India till date. The Apex (32 floors) and Ceyane (29 floors) towers have been under construction since 2009 within the Supertech Emerald Court housing society in Sector 93A of Noida, Delhi. Over 3,700 kg of snares were used in the explosion that burned down the structure.
Why were the Supertech Twin Towers demolished?
Noida-based Developmental company Supertech Limited launched the construction of the project known as Emerald Court. The project was started in the mid-2000s.
The project was located off the expressway that connects the binary metropolis of Noida and Greater Noida. Originally, the plan was to build 14 towers which of 9 floors. In the year 2012, the new plan suggested twin towers with a height of 40 floors.
Supertech ran into trouble when Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) of the society approached the Allahabad High Court, claiming issues with the construction. In 2014, the Allahabad HC had ordered the builders to demolish the twin towers and reimburse the buyers’ payments. This order was latterly held up by the Supreme Court in August 2021.
The Supreme Court has assured home buyers that they will receive a full refund of the quantum deposited with the builder along at an interest rate of 12 percent.