Allahabad High Court orders demolition of 2 Supertech towers
‘The time has come when everyone should realise that rule of law is not a purchasable commodity and illegalities will not be tolerated merely because the builder has taken protection against the sanction which, admittedly, is illegal and in violation of building regulations,’ said the division bench of Justice V K Shukla and Justice Suneet Kumar. The towers were constructed under the project Emerald Court along Noida-Greater Noida expressway in sector 93. ‘It has repeatedly come to notice that builders, by joining hands with officers of the development authorities, flout every conceivable rule, including building regulations,’ the bench added. The court ordered demolition of the twin towers within a period of four months after prior sanction and refund the money of buyers with 14 per cent interest besides prosecution of concerned officers of Noida.
‘I had booked a four BHK flat of amounting 98 lakh in 2007. Supertech asked me to take possession one year back but in one of these towers the quality of construction was very poor. Also I had booked three car spaces but none were delivered, so I refused to take possession,’ said V K Arora, convenor of Supertech Flat Owners’ Association. ‘After Supertech, other builders are now opting for poor quality construction,’ he added. Currently, the two towers are under construction and have about 200-250 apartments starting from Rs 1.2 crore and above. The total investment in these two towers is around Rs 400 crore.