- UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s order came a day after the Supreme Court’s direction to demolish the twin towers of Supertech Emerald Court in Noida
Noida: A day after the Supreme Court ordered demolition of two 40-storied residential towers of Supertech Emerald Court in Noida, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered “strict action” against state government officials found guilty of alleged irregularities in the construction.
The buildings must be demolished within three months, as per the SC order.
According to the CMO, Yogi Adityanath has instructed concerned officials to take strict action against those who have been accused of irregularities in the project.
The demolition order of the Supertech towers was passed by the division bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah. In its order, the bench observed, “(There are) repeated instances of collusion between authorities and developers – complicity of Noida authorities… breach of building plans, refusal of authorities to share building plans with residents, violation of building norms… The High Court dealt with these issues and, correctly, concluded collusion between authorities and developers.”
The SC also slammed the “rampant increase in unauthorized construction”.
“This construction dilutes safety standards (and) illegalities have to be dealt with strictly. (The) sanction given by Noida authorities is violative of building regulations… goes against minimum distance requirements between towers… fire safety norms have been violated… garden area was violated to construct the towers,” the court pointed out.
Supertech has been ordered to reimburse all flat owners of the twin towers in Emerald Court, Noida, along with 12 per cent interest. The court has directed that the entire amount of home buyers be refunded with interest from the time of the booking and the Residents Welfare Association be paid Rs 2 crore for the harassment caused due to the construction of the twin towers.
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