Supreme Court grants extension for demolition of Supertech twin towers till Aug 28 [17.5.2022]

New Delhi, 17th May, 2022, Tuesday

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted extension for the demolition of twin towers at Supertech Emerald Court in Noida's Sector 93 area till August 28.

The top court order came on an application moved by Supertech through its interim resolution professional seeking extension of deadline of May 22 on the request made by demolition agency Edifice Engineering. The top court has directed Noida authority to file a status report on compliance of the order.

On February 7, the bench comprising justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant directed Supertech and Edifice Engineering to implement the top court's order on August 31 last year to demolish the Apex and Ceyane towers in the society, which were constructed in violation of the building bylaws.

In its report, the Edifice Engineering told court that two more floors were added to the list for demolition to completely help in bringing the structure down. The firm that the two floors were added after the results of the test blast on April 10 which showed that the structure was stronger than it appeared. The firm said it needed more time to ensure there is no mishap during the blast.

17 May 2022