Noida: Supertech, on May 10, 2022, has requested an extension of the demolition date of the 32 storey twin towers from the Supreme Court. The 32 storey twin towers in Sector 93, Noida, Apex and Ceyane, were to be demolished on May 22, 2022. The Mumbai based company, Edifice Engineering, the firm contracted to demolish the twin tower, has forwarded the request to extend the demolition date till the end of August.
According to the report submitted by Edifice Engineering to Supertech and Noida Authority, two more floors were added to the list of blast floors. After the test blast, it was discovered that the structure is stronger than it appeared. The company says that there's a need for more explosives and time for the demolition to ensure that there will be no mishap during the blast.
According to the submitted report, more layering of geotextile cloth and wrapping of chains are needed to be put around the columns with explosives on the primary floors to minimize the amount of flying debris.
One more reason for the extension is the weather. Unpredictable rain might create obstacles in the preparation of the demolition. The company also added around 10 days to the timeline to account for labour fatigue.
However, as per the information gathered, the Noida Authority has refused to extend the demolition date and called it a breach of the agreement.
Meanwhile, the residents of the surrounding societies of the twin tower are grappling with several issues following the preparation for the demolition of the towers.
UBS Teotia, a resident of the Supertech Emerald society says, "We are facing a lot of problems since the demolition work started. We have to shut our windows and doors due to the dust and dirt and the entry gates are closed due to the fear of mishap. We have to enter our building using the basements."