A test blast was carried out at the illegally-built Supertech Twin Towers in Noida Sector 93 A on Sunday. The ‘implosion’ that lasted for about five seconds was conducted by the authorities to figure out the amount of explosive that would be needed on May 22nd, the day Supertech buildings would be demolished. During the ‘dry run’, residents of nearby housing complexes were told to stay inside and lock their doors and windows as part of the precautionary measure.
Ahead of demolition of the illegally built Supertech twin towers in Noida, a test blast was carried out on Sunday afternoon. Residents of the nearby societies were asked to stay indoors during the period. pic.twitter.com/UBSLsHMxxx
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A PTI report says that between 2:15 pm and 2:30 pm just before the blast, four to five sirens were rung out to warn the people in the area. Officials involved in the trial run said that around five kg of the explosive was used for the test blast at a floor in the Apex Tower.
Jet Demolitions and Edifice Engineering are two agencies that will carry out the Supertech demolition on May 22. The Sunday test blast was conducted on four pillars of the basement of one of the towers. All safety measures such as barricading the area, aluminum sheets on the boundaries were put in place before the ‘dry run’. Official say that geotextile fabric was spread on the floor to prevent the debris and splinters from going out of the towers.