Here’s Why Twin Tower Demolition: A Mile of Airspace Is Unavailable for Flights For a While

The Union Civil Aviation Ministry has given its consent for this, with the Noida Authority on Sunday overseeing the preparations for the demolition of the nearly 100-metre-high Twin Towers.

New Delhi: One nautical mile airspace around the twin tower demolition site in Noida will be unavailable for some time for flights on August 28, the Noida authority said on Friday. One nautical mile is approximately equal to 1.8 kilometres. The Union Civil Aviation Ministry has given its consent for this, with the Noida Authority on Sunday overseeing the demolition of the nearly 100-metre-tall Twin Towers.

“In view of the dust generated after the demolition, on the recommendation of the Noida Authority, the Ministry of Aviation has given its consent for non-availability of one nautical mile airspace for the aircraft to take off at the time of demolition,” it said in a statement.

Earlier, the Noida Police on Thursday banned the use of drones in the city sky from August 26 to August 31, citing security reasons, in the wake of the demolition of illegal towers of Supertech. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (HQ) Ram Badan Singh exercised powers under section 144 of CrPC while passing the restraining order.

The police had also announced that drones would be allowed but only beyond the “exclusion zone” of about 500 meters and that too with their permission. No human, animal or vehicles will be allowed in the exclusion zone on August 28. The Apex and Cayenne towers, about 100 meters higher than Delhi’s iconic Qutub Minar, are to be demolished on August 28 at 2.30 pm. According to a Supreme Court order, which found their construction within the Emerald Court premises to be in violation of norms.

Meanwhile, roads leading to Supertech’s soon-to-be-demolished twin towers in Noida will be diverted on Sunday, while around 600 police officers, including traffic personnel, will be deployed for law and order duties. Police officials said they have issued an advisory and even Google Maps will be updated for real-time traffic updates. Green corridors will be made to facilitate the movement of emergency vehicles.

DCP (Traffic) Ganesh Saha as DCP (Central Noida) said, “While many routes especially people leading to Twin Towers will be diverted from morning till evening, the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway will be diverted from 2 pm to 3 pm. will be closed between Rajesh S briefed the reporters about the preparations for August 28.

September 29, 2021: Supertech has moved the Supreme Court, proposing to demolish only one of the 40-storey twin towers in the Emerald Court project in Noida.

It said it was only seeking to modify the court’s August 31 order, which had directed the demolition of the two towers to save “crores of rupees”. Supertech argued that demolishing a tower would ensure compliance with the minimum distance requirements.