Noida Twin Towers Razed: Several Birds Might Have Died In High-Rise Demolition, Say Conservationists

Noida Twin Towers Razed: Several Birds Might Have Died In High-Rise Demolition, Say Conservationists

New Delhi: Ahead of the demolition of the Supertech’s twin towers in Noida, that was razed to rubbles at 2.30pm on Sunday, everyone seemed to be ready except the birds in the area. According to a video posted by news agency PTI, a flock of birds, including crows and pigeons, could be seen taking flight as soon as the 3,700kg explosives went off.

According to conservationists, due to the impact, several birds may have even died in the demolition.

Sanjay Mahapatra, the founder of House of Stray Animals, said that the NGO had requested the authorities to conduct a dummy blast or false firing before the actual implosion to save the birds.

“Several birds might have died. We have been working to save the animals in the area since August 8. We cannot cage the birds and hence had made the request for a false firing. We are already at the demolition site and checking the area thoroughly. We can only hope that no voiceless life has been lost,” PTI quoted him as saying.

Reacting to the video, several Twitter users expressed concern over the plight of birds.

“I am looking at the birds who would have got suffocated in the dust clouds. I am sure no one thought about scaring them away before demolition,” a Twitter user wrote.

Another Twitter user said the authorities could have burst firecrackers to scare the birds away.

“How scary (it must have been) for everyone including the birds,” another user said.

Notably, a series of controlled explosions demolished the 100-metre tall Supertech twin towers to a massive pile of rubble.

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About 5,000 people from the adjoining Emerald Court and ATS Village societies had been evacuated from their homes hours before the demolition. Nearly 3,000 vehicles and around 200 pets were also taken out of harm’s way for the next several hours.