Demolition of the Supertech Twin Towers is scheduled on August 28 (Sunday). For the first time ever, a building of this magnitude will be demolished in India. The twin towers will be demolished because of serious violations of building codes.
The Noida Supertech twin towers, which are going to be demolished on Sunday (August 28), took Rs 933 per square feet (sq ft) in construction costs and have a total built-up area of 7.5 lakh sq ft, which aggregates up to a total of Rs 70 crore. However, its demolition is also a costly affair as it requires a lot of explosives, manpower and equipment.
Of the twin towers, one building has an altitude of 103 metres, another is around 97-metre tall. The demolition cost for the twin towers, located at Sector 93-A of Noida, is estimated at about Rs 267 per sq ft. Given the total built-up area of about 7.5 lakh sq ft, the total demolition cost, including explosives, will be about Rs 20 crore.
The Supertech Twin Towers are two 40-storey towers, known as Apex and Ceyane, which are located in Noida’s Sector 93A. A part of Supertech’s Emerald Court project in Noida, both the towers have over 900 flats, with a combined area of 7.5 lakh square feet.
Residents, before moving out, have been told to tightly lock their door and windows, keep gadgets on balconies covered, disconnect all electronic items from wall sockets, and take down all wall hangings, wall-mounted televisions, mirrors and clocks to keep them safe from blast impact. The authority and animal NGOs will take of strays while pets will leave with their families.
The security guards will be the last to leave around noon Sunday, after snapping the electricity supply and ensuring that all buildings are empty, and they will be sheltered and cared for by societies in the vicinity.
While it is being said that the vibration from the demolition will not impact the nearby buildings, residents are concerned.
Insurance covers the nearby towers but attempts by individuals to get the same for their flats have been thwarted.
General insurance covers damage caused by natural calamities like earthquakes or by incidents of fire, aircraft crashes, riots, strikes and missile testing.
Meanwhile, in view of the demolition, Noida Traffic Police Thursday issued a traffic advisory/diversion plan to ensure smooth movement of traffic and for the safety of the general public.