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Noida Twin Towers Demolition Highlights: Noida Twin Tower Demolition Went As Planned, Say Officials

Noida Supertech Twin Towers demolition Highlights: Around 100 families evacuated from residential buildings near the now-demolished twin towers returned to their homes till Sunday night.

Noida Twin Towers Demolition Highlights: Noida Twin Tower Demolition Went As Planned, Say Officials

Noida Twin Tower: The demolition was carried out using 3,700 kg of explosives. (File)

Noida:

The Supertech twin towers in Noida were brought down today in a massive explosion. The bringing down of the towers, lasting about nine seconds, gives moral victory to residents of Supertech Emerald Court in Sector 93A after their nine-year court battle with realty firm Supertech.

Around 100 families evacuated from residential buildings near the now-demolished twin towers returned to their homes till Sunday night. 

Over 5,000 people from Emerald Court and ATS Village societies were evacuated before the demolition of the twin towers.  

With the demolition done, the next challenge for Noida authorities is to clean the mountain of debris generated due to the demolition. Officials involved with the operation had earlier said about 55,000 tonnes of debris would be generated. It may take as much as three months to clear the debris. The waste will be dumped at designated areas.

The demolition exercise took place under a ₹ 100 crore insurance policy. This should cover damage to adjacent buildings, if any. The premium and other costs have to be borne by Supertech. While the demolition project may cost upwards of ₹ 20 crore, the loss of the towers - skeletal as they were - is estimated at more than ₹ 50 crore.

Here are the Highlights on Noida Twin Towers Demolition:

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Aug 28, 2022 23:45 (IST)
Around 100 Families Return To Apartments After Noida Twin Towers' Demolition
Around 100 families evacuated from residential buildings near now-demolished Supertech twin towers in Noida returned to their homes till Sunday night.  

Over 5,000 people from Emerald Court and ATS Village societies were evacuated before the demolition of the twin towers.  
Aug 28, 2022 22:01 (IST)
"Hugged Each Other And Cried": Man Who Pressed Button To Raze Noida Towers
Two illegally constructed high-rise buildings in Noida were demolished today. The 100-metre-high twin towers were brought down in seconds, creating a huge cloud of dust.

Chetan Dutta, the man who pressed the button to demolish Supertech Twin Towers in Noida, said when the team behind the demolition realised it was successful, they "hugged each other and cried".
Aug 28, 2022 18:32 (IST)
Watch: Jaw-Dropping Drone Footage Of Noida Twin Towers' Demolition
The Supertech Twin Towers in Noida were demolished today in a massive explosion. Over 3,700 kg of explosives were used to bring the two towers down, resulting in a sea of smoke and debri engulfing the area.
Aug 28, 2022 16:30 (IST)
Noida Twin Towers Now History, What Happens Next
 The Supertech Twin Towers in Uttar Pradesh's Noida were demolished today, a year after the Supreme Court ordered that the illegally-built structures be brought down. The nearly 100-metre-high towers fell like a pack of cards within 9 seconds, courtesy 3,700 kg of explosives.

With the demolition done, the next challenge for authorities now is to clean the mountain of debris generated. Officials involved with the operation had earlier said about 55,000 tonnes of debris would be generated. The debris includes rubble, steel and iron bars. It may take as many as three months to clear the debris. The waste will be dumped at designated areas.
Aug 28, 2022 15:17 (IST)
Noida twin tower demolition: Demolition exercise was covered under ₹ 100 crore insurance policy
The demolition exercise took place under a ₹ 100 crore insurance policy. This should cover damage to adjacent buildings, if any. The premium and other costs have to be borne by Supertech. While the demolition project may cost upwards of ₹ 20 crore, the loss of the towers - skeletal as they were - is estimated at more than ₹ 50 crore.
Aug 28, 2022 15:09 (IST)
About 7,000 residents of the area were moved out this morning. Gas and power supply in the adjoining buildings has been suspended. They will be restored by 4 pm, and residents will be allowed back in by 5.30 pm. Police have asked residents to wear masks indoors when they are allowed back into their homes to guard against the dust.
Aug 28, 2022 14:57 (IST)
Gone in 9 seconds: India's biggest, controlled demolition over
Aug 28, 2022 14:54 (IST)
Noida twin tower demolition: Next challenge for authorities is...

With the demolition done, the next challenge for Noida authorities is to clean the mountain of debris generated due to the demolition. Officials involved with the operation had earlier said about 55,000 tonnes of debris may have been generated. It may take as much as three months to clear the debris. The waste will be dumped at designated areas.
Aug 28, 2022 14:46 (IST)
The blast, lasting about nine seconds, caps a nine-year legal battle between residents of Supertech Emerald Court in Sector 93A and the realtor over the two towers.
Aug 28, 2022 14:35 (IST)
Noida Supertech towers brought down in the biggest demolition of its kind in the country.
Aug 28, 2022 14:30 (IST)
Aug 28, 2022 14:28 (IST)
Why Are Noida's Twin Towers Being Demolished? A 5-Point Explainer
The Supertech twin towers in Noida, which are taller than the Qutub Minar, will be razed to the ground at 2:30 pm today, nine years after residents went to court alleging violation of norms. 3,700 kilograms of explosives would be used to destroy them.
Aug 28, 2022 14:26 (IST)
Aug 28, 2022 14:24 (IST)
Noida twin tower demolition: Explosion to trigger vibrations in 30-metre radius
  • The collapse will last for nine seconds, according to the project engineer. It will take about 12 minutes for the dust to settle, depending on the wind speed. About 55,000 tonnes of debris will be generated, and it may take as much as three months to clear it. The debris will be dumped at designated areas.
  • The explosion is expected to trigger vibrations in a 30-metre radius for a few seconds. The magnitude of these vibrations, according to officials, may be about 30 mm per second -- similar to an earthquake measuring 0.4 on the Richter scale. Noida's structures are built to withstand earthquakes measuring up to 6, say officials.
Aug 28, 2022 14:21 (IST)
Aug 28, 2022 14:19 (IST)
Noida Supertech Twin Towers Demolition: Noida Demolition Fallout May Spare Delhi But There's A Catch
The wind direction around the Supertech twin towers in Noida on Sunday changed towards east ahead of their demolition, which will make dust particles drift towards Greater Noida and Bulandshahr instead of Delhi, officials said.
Aug 28, 2022 14:18 (IST)
Tight security at Noida twin tower demolition site

Around 560 police personnel, 100 people from reserve forces, 4 Quick Response Teams & NDRF team have been deployed at the site. Speaking about the arrangements, Rajesh said, "560 police personnel, 100 people from reserve forces, 4 Quick Response Teams & NDRF team deployed. Traffic diversion points activated." "Expressway only to be closed right before the blast at around 2.15pm. It will be opened half an hour after blast, soon as dust settles down. Instant command centre has 7 CCTV cameras. Traffic expert here along with us, monitoring all congestion points," he added.
Aug 28, 2022 14:08 (IST)
Noida twin towers, wrapped with 3,700 kg explosives, to be brought down in 9 seconds
The collapse will last for nine seconds, according to the project engineer. It will take about 12 minutes for the dust to settle, depending on the wind speed.
Aug 28, 2022 14:01 (IST)
Aug 28, 2022 13:59 (IST)
Noida twin tower demolition: Green corridor established to tackle emergency situation

A green corridor has been established to attend to any emergency situation, traffic DCP Ganesh Prasad Saha told reporters. Speaking about the traffic situation, Mr Saha said, "A green corridor has been established to attend to any emergency situation. Traffic diversion plans are being implemented in the area."
Aug 28, 2022 13:54 (IST)
Noida twin towers demolition: Here's why demolition fallout may spare Delhi

The wind direction around the Supertech twin towers have changed towards east ahead of their demolition. This, officials said, will make dust particles drift towards Greater Noida and Bulandshahr instead of Delhi. For the last one week, the direction of wind was towards the west but the change was sudden, Regional Officer, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Praveen Kumar was quoted as saying by PTI.
Aug 28, 2022 13:50 (IST)
Aug 28, 2022 13:49 (IST)
Supertech Twin Towers demolition: NDRF team in its final leg of preparations

NDRF team is in its final leg of preparations before the demolition begins in Uttar Pradesh's Noida. Canine warriors brought in as well.
Aug 28, 2022 13:44 (IST)
Why Are Noida's Twin Towers Being Demolished? A 5-Point Explainer
The Supertech twin towers in Noida, which are taller than the Qutub Minar, will be razed to the ground at 2:30 pm today, nine years after residents went to court alleging violation of norms. 3,700 kilograms of explosives would be used to destroy them
Aug 28, 2022 13:40 (IST)
Noida Twin Tower Demolition: Realtor Supertech's statement ahead of blast
  • The twin towers set to be demolished this afternoon were constructed as per the building plan approved by Noida development authorities and no deviations were made.
  • The demolition of these two towers will not impact its other real estate projects.
Aug 28, 2022 13:39 (IST)
Ahead Of Big Noida Demolition, Disaster Response Force In Final Leg Of Preparations
Aug 28, 2022 13:33 (IST)
Supertech Twin Towers: Ahead Of Big Noida Demolition, Street Dogs Taken To Safety
Ahead of the Noida Supertech twin towers demolition today, several NGOs are woking to rescue street dogs from the blast area.

Aug 28, 2022 13:32 (IST)
Supertech's Statement Ahead Of Noida Twin Towers Demolition
Realty firm Supertech said today the twin towers set to be demolished this afternoon were constructed as per the building plan approved by Noida development authorities and no deviations were made. Supertech added that the demolition of these two towers will not impact its other real estate projects, which will be delivered to homebuyers.

"The Twin Towers Apex and Ceyane in Noida are a part of the Emerald Court project at Sector 93A constructed on land allotted by Noida authority. The building plans of the Project including the two towers were approved by the Noida Authority in 2009 which was strictly in accordance with the then prevailing Building Bye laws announced by the State Government," Supertech Ltd said in a statement.

No deviation from the building plan was made and it was constructed after making full payment to the authority, it added.
Aug 28, 2022 12:26 (IST)
Noida Twin Towers Demolition: Explained
Aug 28, 2022 11:33 (IST)
Noida Twin Towers: Last Big Demolition In India Occurred In Kerala In 2020
Aug 28, 2022 10:38 (IST)
Special Machine To Monitor Pollution Levels After Noida Demolition Blast
A special dust machine has been installed to monitor the dust and pollution levels after the Supertech twin towers in Noida are demolished today by an explosion using thousands of kilograms of explosives.
Aug 28, 2022 10:38 (IST)
Noida Demolition: Wear Masks At Home After Blast, Cops Tell Area Residents
Ahead of the Noida Supertech twin tower demolition at 2.30 pm today, the police have put a host of contingency plans in place to avoid any mishap.
Aug 28, 2022 09:36 (IST)
All Residents From Two Societies Near Noida Twin Towers Evacuated
All residents from the two societies near the Noida Supertech twin towers have been evacuated while the private guards are set to leave around 1 pm, reported news agency PTI. Besides, cooking gas and power supply have been disconnected in the two societies, said officials.
Aug 28, 2022 09:22 (IST)
Dust Machine Installed At Noida Demolition Site To Monitor Pollution Levels After Blast
Aug 28, 2022 08:35 (IST)
"Goosebumps": Noida Demolition's Project Head Hours Ahead Of Big Blast

Ahead of the explosion that will bring down the massive twin towers in Noida today, the project head of the engineering firm tasked with the job said he's getting "goosebumps" since morning. "I have been getting goosebumps since morning. I am a little nervous but confident as well," said Utkarsh Mehta of Edifice Engineering while speaking to NDTV. He said all preparations have been done and the blast will be executed at 2:30 pm.
Aug 28, 2022 07:59 (IST)
Ahead Of Noida Twin Towers Demolition, NGOs Working To Rescue Dogs
Aug 28, 2022 07:53 (IST)
Noida Twin Towers Demolition Trivia - Vibrations To Be Felt Up To 30 Metres
After the explosives are set off to bring down the Noida Supertech twin towers, vibrations will be felt up to 30 metres, but only for a few seconds, that too at just about 30 mm/second. In simpler words, that's equal to an earthquake of 0.4 on the Richter Scale. Noida routinely gets minor tremors, and structures built as per norms here can withstand a Richter Scale-6 earthquake.
Aug 28, 2022 07:50 (IST)
Noida Twin Towers Demolition Trivia - Collapse To Be Over In 9 Seconds
The collapse of the Noida Supertech twin towers will last for nine seconds, the project's engineer has said. He will stand next to the blaster, to be designated by the Noida administration, besides three experts from Africa and some other government officers - not more than 10 people in all - who will stand at least 100 metres away. It will take another 12 minutes for the dust to settle. It could vary a bit if wind speed isn't the usual. After that, labourers will move in to check on adjacent buildings, and get to work on the debris immediately. The debris, of course, will take much longer to clear - up to three months for the 55,000 tonnes (or 3,000 trucks). It'll be dumped at some designated areas in the region.
Aug 28, 2022 07:44 (IST)
Trivia - 3,700 Kg Explosives Fitted For Noida Supertech Twin Towers Demolition
Explosives weighing around 3,700 kg have been inserted into nearly 7,000 holes in the pillars of the two Supertech towers in Noida. These holes are two metres each, meaning 14 km of holes house the explosives. To bring it all together, 20,000 circuits have been set. When triggered, these will crash the pillars in such a manner that the towers fall straight down - it's called the 'waterfall technique'.
Aug 28, 2022 07:40 (IST)
Noida Twin Towers Demolition: Evacuation Of Nearby Buildings Nears Completion
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The evacuation of two housing societies near the soon-to-be-demolished twin towers of Supretech was nearing completion, officials said this morning. The evacuation of around 5,000 residents of Emerald Court and ATS Village societies was scheduled to be completed by 7 am. Most of the residents have already moved out, many of them last evening itself, police officials said around 7.15 am. "The evacuation is nearing completion," an official said. While the residents, their vehicles and pets had to be moved out by 7 am, private security and other staff will also be removed from the two societies by 1 pm, the officials added. The demolition of the two illegally built towers is scheduled for 2.30 pm. (PTI)
Aug 28, 2022 07:34 (IST)
Trivia - Apartments Nearest To The Noida Twin Towers Are Only 8 Metres Away
8 metres: That's how close some of the adjacent apartment buildings are to the Noida Supertech twin towers that are set to be demolished today. There are several others within 9-12 metres. They have been covered in a special cloth to minimise dust penetration. In the South Africa case, other buildings were just 7.8 metres away, but the demolition was done safely.

Aug 28, 2022 07:30 (IST)
Trivia - Noida Supertech Twin Towers Taller Than The Iconic Qutub Minar
Of the two Supertech towers in Noida set to be demolished today, Apex tower's height is 103 metres while Ceyane stands at 97 metres. The tallest building to have been brought down with an implosion in India stood at 68 metres, in Kerala. It was demolished in 2020. The world record, too, came about that same year, when a building of 168 metres was brought down in Abu Dhabi.
Aug 28, 2022 07:15 (IST)
Trivia - Noida Supertech Twin Towers Demolition
As many as 40 floors were planned in each of the Supertech towers in Noida originally. While some couldn't be built due to a court halting it, some of the construction were broken down manually ahead of the final implosion-and-collapse. Now, Apex tower has 32. Ceyane has 29. The plan was to have more than 900 flats, two-thirds of which had been booked or sold. The Supreme Court ordered a refund with interest. A skeletal structure remains. 
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