The Supreme Court on Monday will hear pleas of Noida Authority, homebuyers and the developer, challenging Allahabad high court’s order to demolish Supertech’s two under-construction 40-storey towers — Apex and Ceyane ?— in Emerald Court project.
On April 11, the court had directed the company to refund money to homebuyers with 14% interest in 3 months. Noida authority, Supertech Group and homebuyers had last week filed a special leave petition demanding review of the high court order that had directed demolition of the twin residential towers for allegedly violating building regulations and UP Apartment Act 2010.
The Authority said no norms were flouted in approving the maps for the two buildings in Sector 93A. “The Authority had allowed a requisite gap of 9 metres between the two building blocks and the realtor complied with it. We will appeal to the SC to review the HC order that did not take these things into consideration,” said a senior Authority official.
Hundreds of family who bought flats in the towers said that they were the most affected party in the episode, and that their voice was unheard.
Emerald Court RWA counsel Kunal Ravi Singh, however, took a different stand. “We will request the SC to continue with the Allahabad high court order directing Noida Authority to demolish the twin towers. The case is pending for a long time and the realtor should not be allowed to carry on construction or give possession to homebuyers because it will create a third party interest,” he said.