No damage to Emerald Court apart from some smashed windows after the Twin Tower was demolished

Two days after the demolition of the Supertech Twin Towers, the debris removal process began with machinery including excavators deployed to the demolition site.

According to a press release issued by the Noida Authority on Monday, no damage was done to the Emerald Court towers due to the demolition. After the demolition, a joint inspection was carried out by Noida authority officials and Edifice engineering team which found that there was no damage to the structure of Emerald Court, says the press release. UBS Teotia, President of the Residents Welfare Association (RWA), said: ‘Apart from a few broken windows, which was expected, the damage was absolutely nil. The Noida authority started the dusting process on Sunday itself and the company looks completely clean now as it was before. Yesterday’s rain helped settle the dust. Nearly 80-90% of the cleanup work was done by remediation workers yesterday, and the rest was washed away by rain last night. About 500 of the 660 residents had already returned home by Monday evening, Teotia said.

About 10 meters of a perimeter wall of the ATS village was damaged and Edifice Engineering was instructed to repair it within seven days by the Noida authority. According to the RWA of the ATS village, 32 feet (10 meters) of the perimeter wall, as well as some electricity poles were damaged and some trees near the wall were uprooted. Edifice Engineering is expected to repair the wall from Wednesday, the RWA said.

According to authorities, Edifice Engineering will collect and reuse steel from the rubble. The concrete and other pieces will be scientifically processed at the construction and demolition waste management plant in sector 80, by the Ramky group, which specializes in large civil and environmental infrastructure development and waste management projects. At the plant, the rubble will be recycled to create interlocking bricks and tiles, which are used to pave pathways, and into materials for highway construction, officials said. About 80,000 tonnes of debris were generated due to the demolition, of which 50,000 to 55,000 will be used to fill the two large basements where the towers once stood, Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari said. Some of this debris will be used for some essential construction on the site. The rest of the debris, around 28,000 tonnes, will be treated at a construction and demolition waste management plant, she added.

According to sources, readings taken from crack gauges installed in the affected Emerald Court towers show no change due to the implosion, and crack measurements are the same as before. These gauges were placed in the columns at the pre-demolition stage to determine a negative impact of the explosion on the affected buildings, if any.

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