Noida Twin Towers Demolition

Noida Twin Towers Now History, What Happens Next

 The Supertech twin towers in Noida were brought down today in a massive explosion. The bringing down of the towers, lasting about nine seconds, gives moral victory to residents of Supertech Emerald Court in Sector 93A after their nine-year court battle with realty firm Supertech.

With the demolition done, the next challenge for Noida authorities is to clean the mountain of debris generated due to the demolition. Officials involved with the operation had earlier said about 55,000 tonnes of debris would be generated. It may take as much as three months to clear the debris. The waste will be dumped at designated areas.

The demolition exercise took place under a ₹ 100 crore insurance policy. This should cover damage to adjacent buildings, if any. The premium and other costs have to be borne by Supertech. While the demolition project may cost upwards of ₹ 20 crore, the loss of the towers – skeletal as they were – is estimated at more than ₹ 50 crore.

About 7,000 residents of the area were moved out this morning. Gas and power supply in the adjoining buildings has been suspended. They will be restored by 4 pm, and residents will be allowed back in by 5.30 pm. Police have asked residents to wear masks indoors when they are allowed back into their homes to guard against the dust

The blast, lasting about nine seconds, caps a nine-year legal battle between residents of Supertech Emerald Court in Sector 93A and the realtor over the two towers. Noida Supertech towers brought down in the biggest demolition of its kind in the country.

Noida twin tower demolition: Explosion to trigger vibrations in 30-metre radius

  • The collapse will last for nine seconds, according to the project engineer. It will take about 12 minutes for the dust to settle, depending on the wind speed. About 55,000 tonnes of debris will be generated, and it may take as much as three months to clear it. The debris will be dumped at designated areas.
  • The explosion is expected to trigger vibrations in a 30-metre radius for a few seconds. The magnitude of these vibrations, according to officials, may be about 30 mm per second — similar to an earthquake measuring 0.4 on the Richter scale. Noida’s structures are built to withstand earthquakes measuring up to 6, say officials.
  • Around 560 police personnel, 100 people from reserve forces, 4 Quick Response Teams & NDRF team have been deployed at the site. Speaking about the arrangements, Rajesh said, “560 police personnel, 100 people from reserve forces, 4 Quick Response Teams & NDRF team deployed. Traffic diversion points activated.” “Expressway only to be closed right before the blast at around 2.15pm. It will be opened half an hour after blast, soon as dust settles down. Instant command centre has 7 CCTV cameras. Traffic expert here along with us, monitoring all congestion points,” he added.
  • The wind direction around the Supertech twin towers have changed towards east ahead of their demolition. This, officials said, will make dust particles drift towards Greater Noida and Bulandshahr instead of Delhi. For the last one week, the direction of wind was towards the west but the change was sudden, Regional Officer, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Praveen Kumar was quoted as saying by PTI.

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