The Apex Court of the nation has ordered the demolition of Supertech Towers in Noida in the next two weeks. The decision was taken by a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant. As per the statement, CEO Noida will be taking all the necessary steps for observing the directions of this court, the demolition will be commencing no later than two weeks from this order.
The illegally raised twin 40-storeyed towers of real estate developer Supertech located in Noida will be demolished in the next two weeks, as per the orders of the Supreme Court of India today. The Apex Court has directed the Authority of Noida to convene a meeting of the concerned agencies within the next 72 hours and the finalisation of the schedule for demolition shall also be done in the same time period.
The top court had approved the proposition of the demolition agency, on January 17, which was finalised by the Noida Authority. The Supertech agency was then asked to sign a contract with the agency Edifice within one week. The court had earlier pulled up the builder for not complying with the orders issued for demolition of the twin towers that are located in Sector 93 in the city of Noida and had also warned its directors will be sent to jail for playing truant with the court.
The major of the real estate then informed the court that it requires more than three months of time to continue with the safe demolition process of the twin towers. The court had also asked Supertech to refund all the money along with interest to all the home-buyers who had booked flats in the twin tower project by the end of this month.
The bench of justices comprising of DY Chandrachud and Bela Trivedi, while hearing petitions by homebuyers, stated that they shall not make the homebuyers come to the Supreme Court with contempt petitions. The realty firm that constructed the twin towers was accused of building the two forty storeyed towers illegally at the Emerald Housing Project. The expansion that was done included more than 900 new flats and 21 additional shops.
The housing projects’ residents then went to the Apex Court and had claimed that the towers were being built in violations of the existing norms and without consent. The Allahabad High Court, in 2014, had ordered the demolition of the towers and the Supreme Court upheld the High Court’s verdict last year and turned down the plea by Supertech.