This Sunday, more than 3,700 kg of explosives detonated two thirty-story skyscrapers in nine seconds. New DelhiIts explosion created great anticipation India Located a few meters away from several residential buildings.
‘ popularly known asTwin towersNoida, a northern city near the capital, reached heights of 103 and 97 meters, respectively, and became the tallest buildings to be demolished. IndiaAfter crossing 68 meters from a demolished hotel in the south of the country in 2020.
The closeness of Skyscraper Along with several houses, security forces led the evacuation of around 5,000 residents, besides covering surrounding buildings with tarpaulins and diverting road and air traffic for half an hour in the face of immense dust from the demolitions.
Police deployed half a thousand troops on the ground and established a 450-metre exclusion zone to prevent the demolition, which is estimated to have generated around 55,000 tonnes of waste.
given in excess Pollution Expected to be reached in the following moments, nearby residents were advised to wear masks at home to protect themselves, it was calculated that the dust cloud would take at least a quarter of an hour to settle.
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The Demolition It was telecast live on several TV channels, and the Indian media followed the latest news of the demolition till the first minute of the morning.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, I am, I’ve had goosebumps since morning. I’m a little nervous, but hopeful,” said one of the engineers in charge today before the demolition. , Udkarsh MehtaDelhi Television to NDTV.
The Social websites They were filled with photos and videos of the towers, especially last night when hundreds of users took the opportunity to say goodbye to some skyscrapers they may never see again.
Knocking these two down Skyscraper It ended a nine-year legal battle between residents of nearby buildings and the company responsible for their construction.
According to neighbors, Towers They were built where a garden was initially planned and a court ordered their demolition in 2014, finding illegality in the permits. Twin towers Within four months.
However, the case had to go Indian SupremeIt ordered its demolition a year ago for violating building regulations.
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