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Noida: Supertech twin towers demolition on August 28, SC extends deadline

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has extended the period of demolition of the 40-storey towers of Supertech Emerald Court, which have been held illegal. Both towers were to be demolished by August 21. Now the court has extended the date of demolition of the tower by a week to August 28.

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During the hearing today, the Central Building Research demanded a week’s time for the demolition of both the towers. The court was told that it was necessary to do so for security reasons. After that the court allowed it. A day after the Supreme Court-appointed technical expert gave approval for the rigging of Supertech’s twin towers with explosives, the top court extended the date of the demolition to August 28.

On August 31, 2021, the Supreme Court ordered the demolition of both the illegal twin towers. The Supreme Court gave this order while upholding the order of the Allahabad High Court.

What is the whole matter?

The Noida Authority had allotted 17.29 acres (about 70 thousand square meters) of land in Sector-93A to Supertech in 2006. 15 towers were constructed in this sector under the Emerald Court Group Housing Project. Each tower had 11 floors. In 2009, Supertech Builder submitted a revised plan to the Noida Authority.

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In this plan, FAR was purchased for two towers named Apex and Cyan. The builder has approved the plan of 24 floors for both these towers. On this the builder started building 857 flats according to 40 floors. Out of these 600 flats were booked. Most also started depositing the flat amount.

However, after a few days the boyars started opposing it and a petition was filed in the Allahabad High Court to demolish it. After the hearing, on 11 April 2014, the High Court had ordered the demolition of both the towers. The Supreme Court also upheld the High Court’s decision.

During the hearing today, the Central Building Research demanded a week’s time for the demolition of both the towers. The court was told that it was necessary to do so for security reasons. After that the court allowed it.

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