Enter your email to read this article
Read news on any topic, in one place, from publishers like The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more.

'Was just 70m away from the building..', says Edifice official post Noida twin tower demolition

Edifice Engineering official Chetan Dutta. (PC-ANI)

Sharing his experience with the media, Chetan Dutta said, "I was just 70 metres away from the building. The demolition was 100% successful. It took 9-10 seconds for the entire building to demolish. There were 10 people in my team, 7 foreign experts and 20-25 people from Edifice Engineering."

ALSO READ: Supertech Noida twin towers demolished: Live Updates

For the towers Apex (32 storeys) and Ceyane (29 storeys) to be destroyed, over 3,700 kilograms of explosives were used. , a 450 metre explosion zone was created. Seven CCTV cameras were installed for monitoring.

The quantity of explosives used in destroying the tall buildings are reportedly the equivalent to three warheads of the Agni-V missile, or 12 of the BrahMos missile, or four Prithvi missiles.

The authorities used ‘Building implosion’ or the waterfall implosion method -- controlled explosion -- to demolish them in utmost safety.

To control pollution, emerging from the dust after demolition, the Environment Department of the Uttar Pradesh government had installed six special dust machines at the demolition site. In view of the dust, a green corridor was established to attend to any emergency situation.

The demolition was ordered by the Supreme Court after the SC found their construction on the Emerald Court society premises in violation of norms.

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less