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Noida Twin Tower Demolition News, Reason Behind its Demolition

Noida Twin Towers Demolition

The Noida Supertech Twin Towers consisted of two buildings, Apex and Ceyane Towers. They were planned to have 40 floors each. The two structures had different heights. Apex had 32 floors and stood at 103 metres (338 ft) tall while Ceyane had 29 floors and stood at 97 metres (318 ft).

The towers were part of real estate company Supertech Limited’s Emerald Court residential complex. The Supreme Court of India upheld the original decision by the Allahabad High Court and ordered the buildings’ demolition on 31 August, 2021. They are the tallest structures in India to be voluntarily demolished.

Twin Tower Demolition News

The Supreme Court originally set 21 August 2022 as the deadline for the Supertech Twin Towers’ demolition. However this was extended by a week to 28 August, and a buffer period (29 August to 4 September) was given as a contingency for any marginal delay due to weather conditions. The Noida authority and Roorkee-based Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) tasked Edifice Engineering and South African firm Jet Demolition to demolish the buildings. The buildings were brought down through implosion.

Noida Twin Tower Before Demolition –

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Twin Tower Demolition Date

On 28 August 2022 at 2:30 pm, the towers were demolished after the implosion in about 12 seconds. This was the first time when a building with more than 30 storey has been demolished in India.

Twin Tower Demolition Time
It took merely about 12 second to demolish the twin tower.

Noida Twin Tower After Demolition-

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Twin Tower Demolition Reason

The twin towers are being demolished because of serious violations of building codes. Supreme Court said that the Noida Authority and Supertech had engaged in “nefarious complicity” and ordered the company to demolish the buildings at its own expense under the guidance of the Noida Authority.

Twin Towers Demolition Cost

The cost of demolition is 20 crore which was borne by the company Supertech. Around 3700 kg of explosives was used in the demolition.

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Twin Tower Demolition Impacts

  • Twin Tower demolition generated an estimated 80,000 tonnes of debris.
  • More than 7,000 people, in the building, Supertech Emerald, and the ATS village were made to evacuate their premises.
  • It worsened quality of air in the circumambient area. It has increased fears of increasing episodes of itching in the eyes, nose, and skin, difficulty in breathing, coughing, sneezing, etc.
  • This collapse might have affected many organisms including birds.
  • Around 15 acres of land have been marked for storing construction and demolition (C&D) waste.
  • There are fear of chemical secretions going underneath is dangerous to groundwater.

Government measures

Nearly 500 workers and machinery, including 100 water tankers, 22 anti-smog guns, and six sweeping machines, have been installed around the demolished area for the cleaning work.

Noida Twin Tower Demolition – FAQs

Q. Which is the tallest building to be demolished in India?

Ans. Noida Twin Tower is the tallest building to be demolished in India.

Q. What are the names of two buildings of Noida Twin Tower?

Ans. Apex and Ceyane are two buildings of Noida Twin Tower.

Q. Which among the two of the Noida Twin Tower is the longest?

Ans. Apex is the longest among two. Apex had 32 floors and stood at 103 metres (338 ft) tall while Ceyane had 29 floors and stood at 97 metres (318 ft).

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