The Supreme Court has ordered the demolition of Supertech’s 40-storey twin towers in Noida’s Sector 93A within three months. The top court said that the demolition drive must be carried out under the supervision of the Noida authority.
The order was pronounced by a Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud. The Supreme Court said that the construction of the twin towers adjacent to another housing project owned by Supertech was collusion between the officials of the Noida authority and the real estate company.
Realty firm Supertech had defended its decision to construct the twin towers claiming that it had committed no wrongdoings.
The topic had become controversial after the Emerald Court Owner Resident Welfare Association from the adjacent housing society, Supertech Emerald Court, moved the top court challenging the construction of the twin towers. The owners and residents of Supertech Emerald Court felt that the construction of the twin towers, more than twice the height of the adjacent housing society had an adverse impact on them.
They said that Supertech had not informed them about its plan to construct a 40-storey twin towers when they bought flats in Supertech Emerald Court. Residents of Supertech Emerald Court often complained that twin towers restricted their access to proper view, fresh air and sunlight, particularly in winters, when the lack of sunlight made their lives miserable.
Supertech had already sold many flats in the twin towers but had begun its refund process to its buyers fearing an adverse judgment from the top court. The company had also compensated many buyers by allotting them flats in its other projects in Noida.
It’s, however, not clear whether the residents of Supertech Emerald Court will have to relocate themselves to an alternative place before the demolition drive is initiated. The twin towers are situated between Supertech Emerald Court and ATS Village housing societies. Both are believed to have more than 1,000 flats each.