The approximately 100-metre-high structures, which were taller than Delhi’s famed Qutub Minar (73 metres), were brought to the ground in seconds. The neighbouring buildings appeared to be safe minutes after the demolition.
Noida: Years of legal wrangling between the builder and the Noida authorities, partly pushed by a group of older citizens, resulted in demolishing the Supertech twin towers.
The Apex and Ceyanne twin skyscrapers in Noida’s Sector 93A are the country’s highest structures to be demolished in a controlled implosion. Following the Supreme Court’s order, demolition agencies carried out the last check of explosives and related arrangements before demolishing the illegally constructed Supertech twin buildings.
Today, the detonation button was pressed at roughly 2.33 pm, bringing the Supertech twin towers crashing down. For this delicate undertaking, approximately 37,000 kg of explosives were used.
The 7,000 or so residents of Emerald Court and ATS Greens Village, the societies adjacent to the towers, were temporarily evacuated ahead of the controlled explosion. Except for the demolition team, no one was allowed in the vital zone. Authorities had also stationed water tankers and anti-smog cannons to combat pollution caused by demolition dust. A cloud of dust and almost 80,000 tonnes of debris, which authorities had previously stated would be generated by the demolition, currently surround the area.
On Sunday afternoon, the Noida Commissioner of Police Alok Singh stated that the preparations were complete and the demolition was nearing completion. UBS Teotia, RWA President, Emerald Court, and petitioner in the Twin Towers lawsuit, stated that the residents were overjoyed to have won their ten-year battle.