Follow safety norms in Noida twin towers demolition: Yogi

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Lucknow, Aug 26 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Friday directed the officials to ensure strict adherence of the safety norms during the demolition of Twin Towers, a multi-storied residential building built in Noida, on the orders of the Supreme Court.

The CM reviewed the preparations for the demolition of Twin Towers, constructed in violation of the building norms. He directed that all the surrounding residential complexes should be vacated with utmost care on the morning of August 28, the day towers will be demolished.

The local administration will get the nearby Emerald Court and ATS Village Society vacated in the morning before the Twin Towers are brought down at 02:30 pm on August 28. During this, traffic movement on all roads around the Twin Towers will be restricted. Noida-Greater Noida expressway will remain closed for half an hour during the demolition process.

During the meeting the CM was told that 9,600 have been drilled in both the towers and have been stuffed with 3,700 kilogram explosives.

Notably, so far action had been taken against 26 people, including officials, employees of Noida Development Authority (NDA), builders and architects, who were found guilty of irregularities in the construction of twin towers by the builder Supertech.

CM Yogi got the 15-year-old matter investigated thread bare after the SC ordered the demolition of the twin towers. During the probe collusion between the employees of NDA and the builder was established.

Importanntly between 2004 to 2006 the NDA allotted 54,820 square meter plot number GH 04 in sector 93A to Messrs Supertech Construction Private Limited. The authority approved layouts on the plot from time to time.

As per the layout approved by the authority total 17 towers having capacity of 660 residential units were to be constructed. While 15 towers are of 15 stories, two towers are of 30 and 32 stories respectively.

On August 31, 2021 the SC ordered its demolition within three months due to non-availability of required minimum open area between the twin towers and for not taking consent from the previous allottees. Supertech Limited will bear the cost of demolition. On the appeal of the agency selected to carry out the demolition, the apex court extended the time limit till August 28.

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