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Noida’s Supertech Twin tower: 400 police personnel to be deployed

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The authorities have decided to deploy over 400 police personnel to the site of the Supertech Twin Towers demolition in Sector 93A, Noida, on Sunday, August 28, according to Uttar Pradesh police.

“Over 400 civil police officers will be on the scene. The deployment of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been requested. There will also be eight ambulances and four fire trucks on the scene “Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Central), Noida, Rajesh S, said at a press conference here.
“Beds have been reserved in three hospitals for contingencies, and a green corridor will be built if necessary,” DCP Rajesh S added.

Earlier in the day, Chetan Dutta, the Indian blaster who will press the button to demolish the Twin Towers, explained the process that will raze the towers. “It’s a simple process; we generate current from the dynamo and then press the button, which ignites the detonators in all shock tubes in 9 seconds,” he explained. “We’ll be almost 50-70m away from the building, there will be no danger, and we are very confident that the building will collapse properly,” he explained. “The blasting area is covered with four layers of iron mesh and two layers of blanket, so no rubble will fly past, but dust may.”

The demolition in Noida is set to begin at 2.30 p.m on August 28.

Supertech’s illegal twin towers, which are taller than the Qutub Minar, will be demolished in nine seconds on Sunday, becoming India’s tallest structures ever. Vibration is reduced by using impact cushions.

The Apex (32 storeys) and Ceyane (29 storeys) would be demolished, leaving approximately 35,000 cubic metres of debris that would take at least three months to clear.

The Supreme Court approved the use of explosives to demolish the twin towers. The demolition was scheduled to begin on August 21, but the court granted the Noida Authority’s request and moved the date to August 28.

The twin towers are scheduled to be demolished due to serious violations of building codes. The top court ruled that it was the result of “nefarious collusion” between the Noida Authority and Supertech and ordered that the demolition be carried out at the company’s expense, under the supervision of the Noida Authority and an expert body such as the Central Building Research Institute.

The order came in response to a slew of petitions filed by homebuyers in support of and in opposition to the Allahabad High Court’s April 11, 2014 verdict, which ordered the demolition of the two buildings within four months and the refund of money to apartment buyers.

The Supreme Court has stated that the demolition date may be confirmed as August 28, with a “bandwidth of seven days” between August 29 and September 4, to account for any minor delays due to technical issues or weather conditions.

Read more: Explained: WHY, HOW, AND WHEN surrounding the demolition of Noida’s Supertech twin towers

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