The officials said that the first batch of explosives reached the site in Noida’s Sector 93A around 9 am amid tight police security. They said that the charging process – rigging of skeletal structures with explosives – will take around 15 days.
On Saturday, the process of rigging Supertech’s illegal twin towers in Noida with explosives started. The nearly 100-metre-all structures are set to be demolished on August 28, officials said.More than 9,400 holes will be drilled in the columns and shears of the skeletal structures of the twin towers and around 3,500 kg of explosive will be filled in them. The twin towers will be razed to the ground.
Around 9 am, the first batch of explosives reached the site in Noida’s Sector 93A amid tight police security, the officials said. They said that the charging process – rigging of skeletal structures with explosives- will take around 15 days. A regulated quantity of explosives was brought to Noida from Palwal, Haryana today.” This was done after all requisite permissions and approvals were granted for the work by authorities concerned,” an official privy to the demolition project said. Meanwhile, the area around the twin towers has been made inaccessible to unauthorised persons, and additional police force has been deployed, officials said.
The road in front of the towers, 500 metres long, has also been closed to regular traffic. The Apex and Ceyane towers of Supertech are scheduled to be demolished, as per a Supreme Court order from last August. The Court had noted that the structures had been built in violation of building norms inside the Emerald Court society’s premises. The scheduled demolition date was originally August 21.
The Supreme Court fixed August 28 as the date for razing the illegal twin towers on Friday and also relaxed the time frame till September 4 in case of delays arising from technical or weather conditions.