Noida: The Suptertech Twin Towers, Ceyane and Apex are scheduled to be demolished on August 28, 2022 are 2:30 pm. This would be the first time Delhi NCR and the whole of India will be witnessing such as large scale demolition.
The structures, which are taller than those of Delhi's Qutub Minar, are going to be converted into dust and debris soon, and the main concern of the hour is how badly will it affect the air quality of Noida and how many days will it take for things to get back to normal?
Praveen Kumar, regional officer of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (Noida) says that the demolition will create a 300-meters of dust cloud. He says, "The towers are being surrounded by monitoring equipment, and the data it collects will be made available to the locals. On the day of the blast and the two days that follow, more than 100 sanitation workers will be stationed there to clear the region of dust. The authority will also use four mechanical sweeping machines, 10 smog guns, and water tankers to settle the dust."
He continues, "There will be two peripherals set up. Three of the devices will be positioned within a 500 m periphery, and three more within a 1 km periphery. This will enable us to keep track of the rise in pollutants. We only anticipate a spike in PM10 levels, which are tiny particles with a diameter of 10 microns that are primarily found in dust. As of now, the area's pollution levels are under control. The majority of the blast's dust will be calcium, which is not harmful to both the environment and people."
As gathered, the Noida Authority has planned a few preventive measures to stop the dust as much as they can. To combat the dust, water sprinklers, and fire tenders will be used. An exclusion zone will be established around the twin towers at a distance of up to 500 meters to observe the results of the demolition. No people or animals will be allowed in this area, except the team of Indian and international blasters working to destroy the illegal building of almost 100-meter structures.
To prevent the debris from filling up a big space, the authority has also put a cloth net made of geo textile on each floor of the two buildings. Additionally, a 30-foot high iron wall is being built around the Supertech twin towers for the same purpose.