The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to extend the demolition deadline for Supertech’s 40-story twin towers in Noida from May 22 to August 28, after learning that the test blast revealed that the structure was much stronger than expected.
Following submissions from counsel representing the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) and also taking into account a communication from the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) Director, dated May 11, the bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and P.S. Narasimha agreed to extend the deadline for demolition of twin towers to August 28.
The top court ordered the Noida authority, represented by senior advocate Ravindra Kumar, to file a status report after convening a meeting of all stakeholders after Edifice Engineering discovered that the structure was much stronger than anticipated during a test blast.
The bench initially opposed extending the deadline, saying, “Why need three months… attempts to delay?” The bench agreed to extend the deadline after counsel for the parties persuaded it by citing experts’ opinions. In August of last year, the Supreme Court ordered the demolition of the Supertech 40-story twin towers in Noida.