“Honestly, we were scared as we stay at ATS and its the closest housing, though we had faith on the administration but still there was a fear what would happen to our flats”, said Rashi, resident. Many like Rashi had the same fear and they could not even have a wink past few days. However, their nightmare is over as the Supertech twin-tower was raised to ground at the scheduled time a short while ago.
Though its too early to react but according to officials of the Noida Authority and police ther has been not a single damage at the adjoining societies. Minutes before the blasting, there were three sirens as an alert. The blasters pressed the button with the final siren and the twin tower collapsed.
However, the huge pile of debris will remain a bone of contention for the residents. As told earlier, the experts said that it will take atleast three to four months to clear the debris.
The onlookers clapped as soon as the twin-tower collapsed as they felt it was a symbol of corruption and with the fall a battle against corruption has been won. Many of the residents expressed their happiness as the uncouth obstruction was gone.
Many residents residing in the neighbouring Emerald Court and ATS village societies who had vacated their flats had placed web camera in case there was any damage. However, everything has passed safely and prima facie reports says there was no damages caused to any of the buildings.
According to officials, the residents can move in the flats after 6:30 pm today.
Supertech twin-tower situated at Sector 93A, Noida, will be raised to ground in less than five-hours. All roads have been closed down that leads towards the site. Both ends of the roads have been capped. Residents of the two neighbouring housing societies – the Emerald Court and ATS village societies have vacated their flats before 7 am. They would be able to enter their houses after 4 pm.
Around 5,000 residents of the two societies along with more than 150 pets, were asked have been asked to vacate their flats. Not only the residents, but entire security staff of these societies have been asked to move out of their buildings latest by 12 pm on Sunday.
The twin will be raised to ground around 2:30 pm on August 28 today, leaving behind a whopping 55,000 tonnes of debris. Experts opine that it will take about three to four months to clear the debris.
On Saturday, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, gave his consent to the Noida Authority that requested not to allow flights over the one nautical mile of air space around the twin towers demolition site on Sunday. A nautical mile is equal to approximately 1.8 kilometres.
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As the day of demolition of Supertech twin towers in Noida’s Sector 93A comes close, scare among the residents in the neighbouring Emerald Court and ATS village is also increasing. Around 5,000 residents of the two societies along with more than 150 pets, have been asked to vacate their flats by 7 am. They can move in after the demolition is over. The officials supervising the demolition have also asked the entire security staff of these societies to move out of their respective buildings latest by 12 pm on Sunday.
The twin towers will be raised to ground at around 2.30 pm on August 28, leaving behind a whopping 55,000 tonnes of debris. However, apart from safe and security issues to the adjoining buildings, the demolition has raised a big concern for the environmentalists who fear there will huge air pollution.
An official of Edifice Engineering, the firm hired to demolish the twin towers, a total of 40 people, including blasters and trained workers, had started charging the Ceyane (29 storeys) and Apex (32 storeys) towers, and would complete the entire process by August 26, 2022. The team comprises of two Indian blasters and Edifice project manager Mayur Mehta and seven members of its South African expert partner Jet Demolition. Security has been beefed up across the region.
The Supreme Court had ordered the demolition of the twin tower – Ceyane and Apex erected by violating the building norms and restrictions.
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