Noida Authority directed to present demolition plan within 72 hours
New Delhi, Feb. 7 (Delhi Crown): The Supreme Court on Monday ordered that the demolition work of the Supertech’s Twin Towers, in Noida, shall begin in two weeks.
The court found that the two towers were constructed illegally by the developer.
The twin towers, a part of Supertech’s “Emerald Court” is located in Noida’s Sector 93.
The SC had ordered demolition of twin towers on August 31 of last year. Supertech has been granted time until February 28 to refund money paid by homebuyers.
A bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Surya Kant had earlier ordered the builder to refund payments to home buyers for flats booked in the 40-stories twin towers.
The apex court also instructed the chief executive officer of the Noida Authority to convene a meeting of all agencies concerned within 72 hours to finalise the schedule for demolition. As per the SC order, the Noida Authority has to present a final demolition plan to the Supreme Court within three days.
The bench, in an earlier hearing, had also noted that as many as 38 homebuyers have moved the court, seeking orders to the developer to grant them a refund.
After ordering its demolition, the apex court had on January 17 of this year, ordered Supertech Ltd to sign a contract with a demolition agency as proposed by the Noida Authority. Supertech, on the other hand, had sought at least three months’ time to carry out a “safe demolition” process.
The court, however, warned the developer that non-compliance could result in Supertech’s directors being sent to jail for “playing truant with the court”.