SC puts saty on demolition of Supertech’s twin tower
The Supreme Court on 5th May, Monday puts stay on Supertech’s twin 40-storeyed residential towers from demolition and ordered that it will hear the plea of the realty firm challenging Allhabad High Court’s order, but they have ordered the building to be sealed till further orders and added that the flats cannot not be further sold, allotted or transferred.
A bench of Chief Justice R M Lodha and Justices Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph made this order pending a final verdict on appeals by the builder and flat owners. The Supreme Court bench was quick in giving interim relief against demolition of the Supertech towers but it was quicker to sniff an unholy nexus between the builder and Noida administration.
In their plea, the firm claims that the two towers were being constructed as per the approved building plans from the Noida authority and no violation of rules was done. The petitioner also claimed the Noida authority had given permission to raise the height of the two towers, which was earlier supposed to have only 24 floors each, without maintaining the mandatory distance of 16 metres from an adjoining building block, making it unsafe, apart from blocking air and light.
Also Noida authority and home buyers have petitioned the court that, the high court’s order to demolish the towers Apex and Ceyane be immediately stayed. The two towers have 857 apartments in total. Of these, about 600 flats have already been sold.