Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the twin 40-floor residential towers in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida will be demolished over the violation of construction by-laws.
Directions have been issued by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday to authorities to initiate inquiry and take strict action against officials involved in Noida’s Supertech illegal twin towers case.
According to news agency PTI, while reviewing the matter, CM Yogi instructed officers to register criminal case against guilty persons, if need be.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the twin 40-floor residential towers in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida built by real estate firm Supertech and housing over 900 flats will be demolished over the violation of construction by-laws.
The towers’ illegal construction was achieved by collusion and an “unholy nexus” between Noida (New Okhla Industrial Development Area) authorities and the builders, said a two-member bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah.
The court ruled that people who had bought homes in these projects must be refunded in two months, and the cost of demolition, which must take place in three months, is to be borne by Supertech.
“(There are) repeated instances of collusion between authorities and developers – complicity of Noida authorities… breach of building plans, refusal of authorities to share building plans with residents, violation of building norms… The High Court dealt with these issues and, correctly, concluded collusion between authorities and developers,” Justice Chandrachud said.
The top court also came down heavily on “rampant increase in unauthorised construction” and stressed that protection of the environment and safety of residents had to be considered at all times.
“This construction dilutes safety standards (and) illegalities have to be dealt with strictly. (The) sanction given by Noida authorities is violative of building regulations… goes against minimum distance requirements between towers… fire safety norms have been violated… garden area was violated to construct the towers,” the court said.
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