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Strictly follow safety norms during demolition of Noida twin towers: UP CM

Updated on Aug 26, 2022 05:41 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath asked the authorities to ensure the safety of people residing in the adjoining residential complex during the entire process at all costs.

The demolition of Supertech twin towers is scheduled at 2:30pm on August 28. (File image)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday asked for strict compliance with safety standards during the demolition process of the Supertech Twin Towers in Noida.

The demolition is scheduled for August 28.

“Ensure the safety of people residing in the adjoining residential complex during the entire process at all costs,” CM Adityanath said, according to a government statement released.

He was chairing a high-level meeting at Lok Bhavan, the CM secretariat, to review the preparations for the demolition of the twin towers.

The chief minister has given instructions to take care of environmental challenges as well that will arise due to the demolition. Strict action should be taken against the culprits of this case, he added.

In line with the CM’s instructions, infrastructure and industrial development commissioner Arvind Kumar issued detailed guidelines regarding the same.

He said preparations for the demolition have been completed.

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A total of 660 buildings of Emerald Court and 762 buildings of ATS Village will be vacated on August 28 morning, he was quoted as saying in the statement.

In view of the need to maintain safety and security in the area, traffic movement on the roads around the twin towers will be restricted, as well as the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway closed for half an hour at the time of demolition.

The demolition is expected to leave 80,000tonnes of debris which will be disposed of in the next three months according to the fixed timeline.

The safety of the GAIL gas pipeline located near the tower is being ensured, and alternative parking arrangements for vehicles of Emerald Court and ATS Village Society and security of the gardens being made, Arvind Kumar said.

According to the information shared by IIDC, Supertech’s Twin Towers’ demolition will be executed by Mumbai’s Edifice Engineering.

The agency has in the past successfully carried out the demolition of one such skyscraper in Cochin.

The waterfall implosion technique will be used for the demolition, which is considered very useful for demolishing the building in the desired direction as per the design.

Over 3,700 kg of explosives will be used to raze the twin towers. Explosives are being filled in around 9,600 holes drilled in the columns and shears of the skeletal structures of the twin towers for the demolition.

On August 28, at 2:30pm, the 30-storey tower number 16 and 31-storey tower number 17 will collapse in less than 12seconds.

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