File photo of Noida’s Supertech Twin Towers under construction. Picture Credit: Shrijak – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=122410332
Three months after the Supertech twin towers in Noida were demolished, about 60 percent of the construction and demolition (C&D) waste has been removed from the site, even though the final day to collect the debris was November 28. The facility will require another 1.5 months to be fully free of C&D waste.
According to officials at Edifice Engineering, which carried out the demolition and is in charge of the debris removal, the delay was reportedly due to the GRAP (Graded Response Action Plan), which was implemented to control the spike in pollution in Delhi-NCR, which forced the work to halt by 20-25 days.
According to sources with the Noida Authority, the Supreme Court will need to sanction any extension of the deadline for the full clearance of the debris. The Authority will abide by the instructions and inform the SC of any new developments, reports Moneycontrol.com.