In this episode of The Moneycontrol Real Estate show, Moneycontrol's Vandana Ramnani talks to Utkarsh Mehta, partner, Edifice Engineering, the company that has been assigned to demolish the Supertech Twin Towers in Sector 93, Noida on May 22. He explains how the test blast of the twin towers will be conducted on the 10th of April and the actual demolition on the 22nd of May. Listen for more.
Mehta tells us that the test blast will be conducted to assess the exact quantum of explosives that will be required for the final blast. It will be a 10-minute activity that will not require evacuation of residents from the surrounding buildings. The explosives would be stored in a magazine located 100 km away in Palwal, he tells Moneycontrol.
For the final blast scheduled for May 22, Mehta says that there would be a pre-defined evacuation zone and impact cushions will be installed to contain the vibrations. “Dates may change if we are not fully prepared,” he says, adding “as of now it is May 22 and we are working towards it.”
On the environment front, he says that while dust and noise are being monitored at regular levels, the biggest challenge is the dust cloud that may occur on the day of the final explosion.
“We are going in for an insurance of almost Rs 100 crore for any damages,” he says. There would also be drones to capture the final demolition.“The world would be watching this engineering feat. It would be among the top three demolitions in the world,” he signs off.