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Twin-tower demolition to take longer than 3 months: Supertech informs NOIDA

The court had on August 31 ordered the demolition of the twin towers which had come up in violation of building bylaws. It had set a three-month time line for the demolition, which ends on November 30.

October 29, 2021 / 09:09 PM IST
The Supreme Court in August ordered the demolition of the 40-storey twin towers - Apex and Ceyane, which are part of Supertech's Emerald Court Project in Noida. (File image of the twin towers)

The Supreme Court in August ordered the demolition of the 40-storey twin towers - Apex and Ceyane, which are part of Supertech's Emerald Court Project in Noida. (File image of the twin towers)

The Supertech Group has informed the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) that it would require more than the stipulated three months time to demolish its two multi-storey illegal towers in the city, sources said on Friday. The real estate group cited opinion of top experts it had hired for reviewing the demolition plan of the two under-construction tower in sector 93A of Noida and would seek further time extension from Supreme Court for safe demolition", the sources said.

Top officials, however, said NOIDA cannot extend the time limit on its own and the developer should abide by the apex court's order or approach it for any change. The court had on August 31 ordered the demolition of the twin towers which had come up in violation of building bylaws. It had set a three-month time line for the demolition, which ends on November 30.

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Supertech Group has informed NOIDA that it approached top demolition experts and agencies for carrying out safe demolition of the towers but without causing any collateral damage to other adjoining towers and housing projects, a source privy to the development told PTI. Citing the opinion of demolition experts, the developer has informed NOIDA that it would seek further time extension from the Supreme Court to carry out demolition in a safe manner, the source said.