Demolish Supertech’s Noida twin towers: Supreme Court | Noida News


NEW DELHI: In a major blow to real estate company Supertech, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed it to demolish two additional 40-storey towers in one of its housing projects in Noida after holding that the construction was done in violation of law and in collusion with Noida Authority.
A bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah held that the construction of additional towers comprising of around 1,000 flats was in violation of various rules and regulations and directed the company to raze it within three months at its own cost.
It also directed the real estate company to refund money to all those homebuyers who had booked flats in the twin towers.
The two towers, comprising over a thousand flats, were declared illegal by the Allahabad high court, which had in 2017 directed their demolition and the builder was ordered to refund the amount to homebuyers who booked flats in those two towers in its Emerald Court project in Sector 93A in Noida,
The builder thereafter approached the apex court, which stayed the demolition of towers but directed the company to refund the amount to the buyer who wanted their money back.
When the matter was being heard in the apex court, Noida had contended that there was no illegality in the construction which was done as per the sanctioned plan.
Emerald Court Owner Resident Welfare Association, however, submitted that the approval and construction of the two towers were in complete violation of the UP Apartment Acts and its approval was not taken before changing the plan for building new towers.
The court in its judgement accepted the plea of the RWA and rejected the submission of Noida and the builder.
The apex court also slammed the authority for working in collusion with the builder by allowing illegal construction.


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