The Supreme Court today extended till August 28 the deadline for demolition of twin 40-storey towers of Supertech in Noida after the court was informed that the building is stronger than expected and that the demolition will require more time.
The nearly 100-metre-tall twin towers inside the Supertech's Emerald Court housing society in Noida's Sector 93A, which were declared illegal, were to be brought down by May 22.
Property developer Supertech Ltd has urged the Supreme Court to defer the demolition of the twin towers by three months - till August 28 - after the agency appointed for demolition sought time.
Edifice Engineering, the firm hired by Supertech to demolish the twin towers, had sought an extension to bring down the illegal structures, saying that the structure was stronger than expected, according to reports.
The demolition work has already begun and a test blast was carried out on April 10 by Edifice Engineering and Jet Demolitions, the South African company assisting in the demolition work.
However, at a hearing today, the demolition company cited a report of the trial blast carried out last month and told the bench that the building is sturdier than anticipated.
The company also said they have to ensure that debris from the blast does not damage nearby buildings.
Agreeing to defer the demolition, the Supreme Court set August 28 as the new deadline and sought a status report.
On February 28, the NOIDA authority informed the top court that the work for the demolition of realty major Supertech's twin 40-storey towers in its Emerald Court project, which have been held as illegal for a violation of norms, has commenced and will be razed completely by May 22.
With inputs from PTI