Supertech's 40-storey Twin Tower in Noida demolished due to violation of construction laws

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After a nine-year-long legal battle, the Supertech Twin Towers of Noida Sector-93 were turned into rubble on August 28.


  • 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.


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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