The apex court also asked the agencies concerned — the management of Supertech and others — to cooperate with the agencies in the demolition exercise.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Friday fixed August 28 as the demolition date of Supertech’s twin towers (40 storeys each) in the real estate giant’s Emerald project in Noida. The court also relaxed the time frame till September 4 in case of delays due to weather conditions or technical issues.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had fixed August 21 as the date of demolition. The apex court also asked the agencies concerned — the management of Supertech and others — to cooperate with the agencies in the demolition exercise.
On May 17, the court had extended the deadline for the demolition of the twin towers to August 28. The Friday order of the Supreme Court came on an application filed by the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) seeking extension of the timeline by three months till August 28. The application was filed before the court after the agency hired for demolition, Edifice Engineering, sought some more time due to slight changes in the design after carrying out test blasts.
The Supreme Court said, “In view of the expert opinion, time for completing the work of demolition is extended until August 28, 2022. A status report shall be filed by NOIDA after convening a meeting of all stakeholders on the steps which are being taken between the date of this order and a week prior to the next date of listing.”
It may be noted that the area around the building will be cordoned off and vehicles will be made to take a detour a few days before the demolition. Even after the buildings will have been demolished, no vehicles will be allowed to take the road that runs in front of the site for a few hours till the dust settles.