Supertech Twin-Tower Case: SC agrees to extend demolition deadline until August 28
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to extend the Noida Supertech Twin Tower demolition deadline by 3 months until August 28, when demolition agencies told the Supreme Court that the building was stronger than expected. Earlier, there was talk of an explosion on May 22.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachur and PS Narasimha passed the order on an application seeking extension of the term of the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP).
The SC noted that the status report was submitted by NOIDA. The agency that conducted the test blast indicated that it would not be possible to dismantle the entire structure by May 22 and requested an extension until August. It also directs a meeting of all stakeholders to manage.
Earlier, Edifice Engineering and Jet Demolition, which Noida authorities have linked to the demolition of illegally constructed twin towers, carried out an experimental explosion last month.
On August 31, 2021, the Supreme Court ordered the demolition of Supertech’s Apex (100 m) and Cyan (97 m) because the construction of the Twin Towers had been violated. The apex court also pushed the local Noida authorities to approve the project under its supervision.
(With input from Nalini Sharma and Anesha Mathur)
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