The Noida Supertech twin towers are set to be demolished on Sunday (August 28). Edifice Engineering is the company responsible to bring down the buildings. The same company was also involved in the demolition of four apartments located in the Maradu town of Kerala’s Kochi in 2020. The Noida Supertech towers demolition refreshes the memory of the Maradu flat demolition. Here’s all about the Maradu building demolition:

The four flats, located in the Maradu town of Kerala’s Kochi, were razed in 2020 after the Supreme Court order as their construction had violated coastal zone regulations.

The issue started in 2007 when the Maradu panchayat issued show cause notices to developers of the apartments, for violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone norms, floor area ratio and other building codes. The apartments were H2O Holy Faith, Alfa Serene, Golden Kayaloram and Jain Coral Cove.

The same panchayat had also permitted the companies for the construction. But, later, it was realised that the permission was given without the approval of the Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority (KSCZMA). It was necessary for a civic body to take the approval of the KSCZMA before granting any permission for the construction.