The Supreme Court had ordered the demolition of the Twin Towers in August 2021.
3700 kg of explosives will be used to bring down both the towers.
Demolition of the twin tower will yield 55 to 85 thousand tonnes of debris.
Noida (UP). There were only two options for the safe demolition of Supertech’s illegal twin towers in Noida, first to be demolished with explosives in a few seconds or to break which would take one and a half to two years. This is what the experts said. This building is about 100 meters high, which is taller than Qutub Minar. An official of Edphis Engineering, who was working on the demolition of the building, said that it will be safely demolished on August 28 with the ‘Water Fall Implosion’ technique. He said that the Apex Tower (32 storey) and Cyan (29 storey) would be toppled like a pack of cards in less than 15 seconds. At the same time, it will be ensured that no damage is caused to the surrounding buildings, one of which is located just nine meters away, he said.
Edfis partner Utkarsh Mehta told PTI that he is “150 per cent” sure that the twin towers will be pulled down safely and in the direction envisaged by them. He assured people living in nearby buildings that apart from a ‘minor crack’ in the paint and plaster, there would be no damage to their homes. When asked how many options he had for demolishing the Twin Towers, Mehta said he had three options – diamond cutters, use of robots and ‘implosion’ – to demolish any structure.
He said, “The method of demolition of the building was chosen on three grounds – cost, time and safety. Mehta told that the ‘diamond cutter’ technique would have taken about two years to completely demolish the building and it would have cost five times as compared to the ‘implantation’ technique. “Under this technique, each pillar, wall and beam would have to be cut and separated with the help of a crane from top to bottom,” he said.
Mehta said that the use of robotics technology would have taken about one-and-a-half to two years and during this time there would be heavy noise, which would have caused inconvenience to the residents of Emerald Court and ATS Village. He said that the demolition of the building in this manner would have cost less than a diamond cutter but more than an ‘implantation’. The head of Edfis said that since the Supreme Court had ordered the twin towers to be demolished at the earliest without disturbing the residents there, the ‘implantation’ technique was chosen for this.
“Edphis and our South African specialist partner, Jet Demolitions, had previous experience in demolishing the Maradu complex in Kochi, Kerala, which is why we chose this technique,” Mehta said. Significantly, in August 2021, the Supreme Court had ordered the demolition of the Twin Towers. In view of the demolition of the twin towers on Sunday and in view of this, about five thousand residents of two nearby societies Emerald Court and ATS Village have been ordered to vacate their homes at 7 am on Sunday. Residents will also have to take around 2700 vehicles and pets with them.
No person or animal is allowed within 500 meters of the Twin Towers. 3700 kg of explosives will be used to bring down both the towers. According to an estimate, 55 to 85 thousand tonnes of debris will be released from the demolition of the twin tower, which will take at least three months to remove.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : August 27, 2022, 19:41 IST