The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel suffered losses of more than Rs114 crore in the 26/11 attack. Vidyadhar Vaidya, general manager of the 125-year-old hotel, revealed the preliminary estimate of the damage before the special court on Friday while deposing as a prosecution witness.
He said Bhatawadekar and Company has given preliminary estimate of the damage as more than Rs 114 crore after conducting a survey early this year. “The work of ascertaining exact damage is still going on,” he said. “The sixth floor of the heritage building is completely ruined.”
Wasabi, Golden Dragon restaurants, Taj Club floor and the Taj Ballroom in the old building were damaged extensively during the worst ever terror strike on the city. The new building, referred to as the Tower, also suffered damages in the attack.
“Shamiana restaurant and portions of 12th floor in the new building were also damaged extensively,” Vaidya said, adding that the restoration work was still going on at some places.
On Friday, Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam examined four doctors who had conducted autopsies on nine victims of the attack.
Four trained Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operatives had stormed heritage wing of the hotel killing 31 people — including 10 staff members and injuring numerous others.