Area residents of the demolished Twin Towers highlight that they have had no respite since the construction of the Twin Towers in sector 93A. Even after their demolition, the corpse of the illegal building that is the debris affects them in the form of dust pollution.
Residents of Supertech Emerald Court and nearby residential societies in sector 93A are complaining of dust pollution emanating from the Twin Towers' debris. This comes when the AQI of Delhi NCR is a huge resident concern. The residents allege that dust pollution is making it difficult for them to breathe.
The Supertech Twin Towers, Ceyane and Apex were demolished on August 28, 2022, at 2:30 pm in Sector-93 A. On the demolition day, the multi-storey towers left a dust cloud more than 100 meters high. The work for the removal of the debris started the next day onwards. As per the Supreme Court orders, the work of removing the debris had to be finished in 3 months.
Meanwhile, due to the increasing AQI, all construction work was stopped by the state government on October 28, 2022. As a result, halting the removal of debris.
The order gives rise to a complicated situation because on one hand, the clearing of debris has been stalled because of pollution. On the other, lying debris is allegedly creating more dust pollution. Mayur Mehta, the project manager of Supertech Twin Towers says, "The work of removing the debris has stopped after the order came for the ban of work in construction sites. However, as Supreme Court has given us three months to remove the debris, we urge the Authority to permit us to resume the removal of the debris."
Residents allege that they're facing problems due to the presence of fine particles of dust present in the air. They complain the debris is not fully covered with cloth and they are facing dust issues in the air.
Atish Bagudi, a resident of Supertech Emerald Court, says, "We are facing problems due to the severe air quality in Delhi NCR. We have to use special dust masks as the air is filled with dust. One finds it difficult to breathe here."
Rajnish Nandan, RWA President of Parsavnath Prestige says, "Pollution is a growing concern for all area residents. They should cover the debris and remove it as soon as possible. The authority should take more precautions, like sprinkling water more and covering the debris. Instead of cleaning roads, authorities should sprinkle more water in the nearby areas."
Purvanchal Silvercity, Sector-93 A, AOA President, Uma Shankar Sharma says, "I think it is very problematic for asthmatic, elders and children who are already suffering from cough and breathing issues. The Authority must take necessary steps to reduce dust pollution here."