The Supertech twin towers are set to be demolished on Sunday (August 28) at 2.30 pm. About 3,700 kg of explosives is being used, and a team of about 100 workers was involved in the demolition process. The Supreme Court had on August 12 allowed an extended deadline of August 28 with a bandwidth of seven days until September 4 to demolish the 103-metre-tall twin towers — Apex and Ceyanne. However, the fixing of explosives was started from August 13 with a vision to maintain the previous deadline.
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The company that is carrying out the Noida twin towers’ demolition wasEdifice Engineering. It took 15 days to complete the process to charge explosives at the buildings. ‘Charging’ of the explosives is a process to pack 3,700 kg of explosives into over 9,000 holes that have drilled into the towers’ concrete. At least 100 workers are part of the demolition team.
First the work was completed at Ceyanne, then the demolition team worked at the bigger tower, Apex.
Mayur Mehta, project manager at Edifice Engineering, earlier said Basement 1 and ground floors will act as primary blast floors where most of the explosives have been planted, while every alternate floor will acts as either a primary or secondary blast floor. Apex and Ceyanne have 32 and 29 floors, respectively.
Noida Twin Tower Demolition to Affect Traffic Too
The demolition is set to affect traffic at the nearby areas and the police are on the verge of finishing their traffic management plans on Sunday (August 28). The Noida-Greater Noida Expressway will be closed and the routes will be diverted for half an hour, as per the plans. Officials also said the expressway is likely to be completely closed between Mahamaya flyover near Sector 37 and Pari Chowk, including the service lanes, as per the tentative plan.
“The demolition company has informed us that the blast will take only a few seconds and the dust cloud will be cleared within a few minutes. For safety reasons, we will take some buffer time as well. However, shutting the expressway for a longer duration will create a huge traffic bottleneck. The entire closure of the expressway will not be for more than 30 minutes, while the internal roads can be closed for a little longer. The timings will be finalised in the next couple of days,” Ganesh Prasad Saha, deputy commissioner of police (traffic), has said.
Saha further informed that traffic along the expressway will be stopped for 15 minutes prior to the blast and will be opened only when the dust settles. Traffic officials will be deployed across all major intersections and roads around Sector 93A.
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