After a lot of delay, chaos and expectations, Supertech Twin towers that were rigged with over 3,700 kg of explosives fell to the ground at 2:30 pm on August 28, 2022. The 100-metre-high Twin towers collapsed in 9 seconds using the waterfall technique. As gathered, a detailed safety audit is expected later.
Chetan Dutta, an Edifice Engineering official and the man who pressed the button to demolish the giant towers says that the demolition was 100% successful. He said, "No one uttered a single word to one another once the warning siren for the demolition was sounded. We had tears of joy after the demolition."
Dutta adds, "It took 9-10 seconds for the entire building to demolish. There were 10 people in my team, 7 foreign experts and 20-25 people from Edifice Engineering."
As the building collapsed, the officials from the Noida authority were seen running to control the balloon of dust, which was controlled with sprinkling water.
The Supertech twin towers demolition will go down in India's history as one of the most significant events as it was the biggest controlled explosion in India. Close to 500 police and traffic personnel were deployed around Supertech’s twin towers in Noida, ahead of the demolition. Officials of the Noida Authority were also present on the site. The Noida-Greater Noida Expressway remained shut between 2.15 pm and 2.45 pm, while a no-fly zone was instated over the city.