- Indian authorities have demolished two illegally constructed buildings after warning developers, Reuters reports.
- News18 reported that the apartment may have brought the developer $150 million.
- According to News18, the demolition cost $2.6 million and left 80,000 tons of rubble.
Indian authorities have blown up two illegally constructed skyscraper apartments in a clear warning to rogue property developers.
An empty 338-foot twin apartment building in Noida near the capital Delhi was the largest demolished in India.
It took just 10 seconds and 8,100 pounds of explosives to bring down the two structures on Sunday as crowds watched from nearby rooftops. Reuters reported.
of demolition After a lengthy legal battle, it complied with last year’s Supreme Court order. The tower was found to violate multiple building codes and fire safety standards, according to news outlets.
local outlets including news 18 The demolition will reportedly cost 2 billion rupees ($2.6 million), a quarter of which will be borne by builder Supertech.
Reuters reported that people living in nearby homes were evacuated ahead of the blast, which left more than 80,000 tons of debris.
According to News18, each apartment costs around 1.11 billion rupees ($141,000). There are about 915 apartments in the two buildings, and if all were sold, Supertech would have earned him 1,200 kroner ($150 million), the outlet calculated.
“The building plan for the project, which includes the two towers, was approved by the Noida authorities in 2009, which was in strict compliance with the prevailing building codes announced by the state government at the time,” said Supertech. Local newspaper Opoi.
“We want to assure all homebuyers that the Supreme Court order will not affect other ongoing projects, that all other projects will continue, and that construction will be completed and completed on schedule. I promise to hand over the apartment to the person assigned to it.”