Explained: Noida Supertech towers demolition verdict by Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment passed on August 31, 2021, the Supreme Court of India has upheld an order of the Allahabad High Court directing the demolition of twin towers being constructed by Supertech Ltd. (“Supertech“) in Noida on account of illegal construction facilitated by collusion among the developer and the development authority.

On November 23, 2004, the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (“Authority“) allotted a portion of a plot of land to Supertech for the development of a group housing society. On June 20, 2005, the Authority sanctioned the building plan for the construction of 14 towers under the New Okhla Industrial Development Area Building Regulations and Directions 1986 (“NBR 1986“).

Please click here to read the full article by Farid Karachiwala, published in Mint