The Supreme Court on Friday gave an additional bandwidth of one week for the demolition of Supertech's twin 40-storey towers in its Emerald project in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The towers will now be demolished on August 28. The original date for bringing the twin towers was August 21.
The apex court agreed with the Noida authority's submissions and gave an additional bandwidth of one week in case of any technical delay or weather conditions in the demolition of the twin towers.
The Noida authority apprised the court that certain work prior to demolition must be completed by August 25.
The earlier date fixed to demolish the towers, which have been held illegal for a violation of norms, was May 22, 2022. It was extended to three months after the agency appointed for demolition Edifice Engineering sought time.
Earlier, the application for an extension of time to demolish the towers was filed by Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) for Supertech, said that after the test blast conducted by Edifice Engineering it was found that the structure was stronger and more stable than was expected.
The apex court had earlier dismissed a plea of Supertech seeking modification of its August 31, 2021 order by which it was directed to demolish two of its 40-storey towers at its Emerald Court housing project.
While directing the demolition of the two towers over grave violations of building norms, the top court had said that it was a result of "nefarious complicity" between Noida Authority and Supertech.
It had ordered that Supertech shall carry out the demolition at its own expense within three months under the supervision of the Noida Authority and an expert body like the Central Building Research Institute.