13 days before the demolition of the Supertech twin tower, stakeholders meet

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The analysis of the construction and demolition waste management plan submitted by Edifice Engineering to the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board will be completed within a week.

noida, noida twin towers, supertech noida twin towers, noida supertech demolition, supreme court, noida news, delhi news, noida rwa, rwa, indian express newsOn July 29, in a miscellaneous petition filed by Supertech Ltd. before the Supreme Court, the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) had argued that it had requested relevant information concerning the design of the explosion, the vibrations of the ground, the evaluation of the debris after demolition, the explosion of test, vibration monitoring report, dust cloud as well as the structural audit report of neighboring buildings. Photo Express by Abhinav Saha

The Noida Authority convened a meeting on Saturday afternoon to discuss the status of the demolition of the Supertech Twin Towers as instructed by the Supreme Court in its July 29 order. The buildings, Apex and Ceyane, are located in sector 93A. The demolition is scheduled for August 21 at 2:30 p.m., a little less than fifteen days.

On July 29, in a miscellaneous petition filed by Supertech Ltd. before the Supreme Court, the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) had argued that it had requested relevant information concerning the design of the explosion, the vibrations of the ground, the evaluation of the debris after demolition, the explosion of test, vibration monitoring report, dust cloud as well as the structural audit report of neighboring buildings. The Supreme Court had authorized CBRI to address a full communication with Supertech Ltd and Edifice Engineering (the company responsible for the demolition) and ordered them to provide it by August 5. The SC had further ordered Noida Authority to convene a meeting in August. 6 in order to settle the case and file a progress report by August 12, which is the next court date.

Information requested by CBRI along with required details provided by Supertech Ltd. and Edifice Engineering, a construction and demolition waste management plan, preparations made to counter the effect of dust created due to demolition on the green area and parks located in ATS Village and Supertech Emerald Court (buildings nearby) and the measures to be taken to secure the GAIL gas pipeline were discussed.

Based on the discussions, some directions were taken. A memo shared by the authority says the CBRI found that Supertech Ltd. failed to provide certain details regarding the structural audit and that these must be provided to the CBRI by August 7. After receiving the required information, the CBRI will submit its report to Noida. Authority by August 9, under which the authority will file a progress report by August 11 in the Supreme Court.

The Noida Authority will regularly monitor the works carried out by Supertech Ltd. regarding structural defects. Edifice Engineering will work on suggestions provided by GAIL for pipeline protection. A meeting convened at the direction of the Additional CEO (P) to discuss preparations to be undertaken to counter the effect of the dust created due to the demolition on the green area and parks located in ATS Village and Supertech Emerald Court. For this, experts in Botany will also be invited to participate.

The analysis of the construction and demolition waste management plan submitted by Edifice Engineering to the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board will be completed within a week.

The meeting was convened at the office of the Authority headed by Ritu Maheshwari, Managing Director, Noida Authority. Senior Authority officials, including from the planning and horticulture departments, as well as the chief legal adviser attended the meeting, officials said.

Dr. Jayesh K Unnikrishnan (Legal Advisor); Dr DP Kanungo Chief Scientist; Lead Principal Investigator Dr. Harsh Kumar attended the meeting on behalf of the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI).

On behalf of the district administration, Nitin Madan, Additional District Magistrate (E), was present. Hitesh Goyal for Supertech Ltd., and for the IRP, PK Goel and DS Panwar were present. Uttkarsh Mehta for Edifice Engineering attended the meeting while Joe Brickman represented South Africa-based Jet Demolition, which partners with Edifice Engineering to prepare the blast plan and execute the blast.

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In addition, representatives from Gail Gas Ltd., firefighters and pollution control officials were also present.

On August 31, the Supreme Court ordered the demolition of the twin towers within three months for violating regulations on the distance between buildings. On May 17, he had set the demolition for August 21, with a stub period ending on August 28, the deadline for the completion of the demolition process given the extension order.

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First published on: 07-08-2022 at 01:47:15

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