560 police personnel, 100 people from reserve forces, 4 Quick Response Teams are also deployed here
New Delhi: The demolition in Noida is scheduled to take place at 2.30 pm on Sunday.
The demolition of the Apex (32 storeys) and Ceyane (29 storeys) towers would leave behind approximately 35,000 cubic metres of debris that would take at least three months to be cleared.
The go-ahead for demolishing the twin towers with explosives was given by the Supreme Court. The exercise was earlier supposed to start on 21 August but the court accepted the Noida Authority’s request and extended its date of demolition to 28 August.
The twin towers are set to be razed over grave violations of building norms. The top court had said that it was a result of “nefarious complicity” between the Noida Authority and Supertech and ordered that the company shall carry out the demolition at its own expense under the supervision of the Noida Authority and an expert body like the Central Building Research Institute.
The order had come on a batch of petitions filed by homebuyers for and against the 11 April, 2014 verdict of the Allahabad High Court which had ordered razing of the two buildings within four months and the refund of money to apartment buyers.
The Supreme Court has said that the date of demolition may be confirmed as 28 August, with a “bandwidth of seven days” between 29 August to 4 September, to take into account any marginal delay on account of technical reasons or weather conditions.