Supertech's 40-storey Twin Tower in Noida demolished due to violation of construction laws
After a nine-year-long legal battle, the Supertech Twin Towers of Noida Sector-93 were turned into rubble on August 28.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- It is part of the Emerald Court project of Supertech Ltd. Several violations were found regarding the construction of the tower and hence they were demolished.
It is the tallest structure in India which is about 100 meters taller than Qutub Minar, comprises about 850 flats and is located in Sector 93A near the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
Why were Noida’s Supertech twin towers demolished ?
In November 2004, the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (Noida) allotted a plot of land to Supertech in Sector 93A for the construction of a housing society, known as Emerald Court.
The building construction plan was approved in 2005 under the New Okhla Industrial Development Area Building Regulations and Directions, 1986.
The building plan allowed builders to construct a total of 14 towers with ten floors each within a height of 37 meters.
Following revised regulations in December 2006, a new and revised plan was approved, which now includes the construction of two additional floors for the towers and a shopping complex.
The authorities had now approved 16 towers and a shopping complex.
As of 2009, 14 towers had been built.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
Court's Order :
In 2014, the Allahabad High Court ruled that the towers were illegal and ordered its demolition.
Challenging this order, Noida Authority and Supertech approached the Supreme Court.
On August 31, 2021, the apex court upheld the judgement of the Allahabad High Court and ordered the demolition of the buildings.
The Supreme Court found the construction of the twin towers to be a violation of the minimum distance requirement.
The court observed that the towers were constructed without complying with the building rules and fire safety norms.
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