Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday reviewed preparations for the demolition of the Supertech Twin Towers in Noida, which is scheduled to take place on August 28.
According to a statement issued by the government in Lucknow, Mr Adityanath said people’s safety should be ensured at all cost. He also directed to take care of the environmental challenges in view of the demolition.
मुख्यमंत्री श्री @myogiadityanath जी महाराज ने नोएडा में मै. सुपरटेक के ट्विन टावर्स के ध्वस्तीकरण की प्रक्रिया में सुरक्षा मानकों का कड़ाई से अनुपालन सुनिश्चित करने के निर्देश दिए हैं।
महाराज जी ने इस मामले के दोषियों के खिलाफ कठोरतम कार्रवाई के भी निर्देश दिए हैं।
— Yogi Adityanath Office (@myogioffice) August 26, 2022
Water tankers, sprinklers and smog guns will be used to clear the dust generated as a result of the demolition. Sweeping machines will be installed on the roads within a two-kilometre radius of the buildings.
After the chief minister’s review, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner Arvind Kumar issued detailed guidelines.
Mr Kumar said the preparations for the demolition of the towers have been completed.
The buildings near the towers will be vacated on August 28 at 7 am. Alternate parking arrangements and the protection of gardens will be ensured.
He said as per the CM’s directions, traffic on the roads around the Twin Towers will be restricted during the demolition. The Noida-Greater Noida Expressway will be closed for half an hour for safety at the time of demolition.
A private firm has partnered with South African Jet Demolitions for the task.
The officer said the company has to demolish the towers in such a way that there is no damage to residential buildings nearby.
According to the statement, about 3,700 kg of explosives are being used to demolish the towers.
The demolition will result in the generation of approximately 80,000 tonnes of debris. Steel and concrete will be separated from the rubble on the spot. About 50,000 tonnes of debris will be accommodated in the twin towers’ two basements.
The remaining 30,000 tonnes of debris will be processed scientifically and converted into tiles.
According to the plan, the entire process of disposal of debris will be completed in next three months.
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