June 7, 2023

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Incident in India: Two 100 meter tall towers were demolished for illegal construction.

People often imagine that illegal matters are hidden or easily overlooked, but this is not always the case. A few hours ago, in New Delhi, Authorities demolished two residential towers about 100 meters high in Noida, a suburb of the Indian capital.. The event, which was televised live on the country’s television networks, became one of the events of the past few hours in that corner of the world.

The demolition of these two giant conglomerates, known in that country as the “Twin Towers”, is an example of the authorities’ determination against real estate developers and corrupt government officials. Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the structures were built illegally by developers in connivance with local authorities.

Sunday, Within seconds, 32 floors of “Apex” tower and 29 floors of “Cheyenne” collapsed.. The two properties, together with a thousand apartments, remained uninhabited during their nine-year existence – while the legal battle lasted. In the blink of an eye, the real estate complex collapsed and a cloud of dust invaded the city geography.

To carry out the judicial sentence and destroy two moles of cement, experts resorted to controlled explosion. More than 3700 kg of explosives were required for this. According to the country’s officials, this is the biggest demolition ever recorded in India. For this reason, Before carrying out the order to raze the illegal buildings, the local security forces used an evacuation system, Not only did it save the lives of thousands of neighbors, but it also allowed dozens of stray dogs to be rescued.

It took nine seconds for both towers to collapse

A dangerous formula

It is known India is Asia’s third largest economy with 1.4 billion people.. The country has recorded one of the fastest growth rates in the world, and there -for some time now- A living boom From the construction industry. Somehow, this opened the door to the landing of numerous unscrupulous real estate developers hunting for huge profits, for which – in many cases – they reduce construction costs with impunity. Companies sometimes build additional platforms or towers using inferior materials. For their part, some officials — those tasked with guaranteeing safety and construction quality — are lusting after the meaty money that can lead to countless bribes.

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Until now, the most severe sanctions determined the payment of symbolic fines. In some situations, developers chose to pay them or abandon the work before it was completed. According to private statistics, in the suburbs of Delhi, In Noida and Greater Noida, it is estimated that more than 100 residential towers are currently abandoned..