Hotel Taj suffered losses of over Rs 114 cr in 26/11 attack

Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 20:40

Mumbai: Iconic Hotel Taj Mahal suffered
losses of more than Rs 114 crore because of destruction of
property in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, a top official of
the hotel told the trial court here today.

"This figure was not conclusive as the assessment was
still in progress and it can go higher...but the survey made
till now had put the losses at Rs 114 crore," hotel`s general
manager (human relations) Vidyadhar Vaidya told special public
prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

The Tata Group-owned luxury hotel had engaged the
services of surveyor Nanawade and Company to assess the
damage. Besides, a claim had been filed with an insurance
company, the witness told Nikam in examination-in-chief.


To a question, the general manager said the sixth floor
of the 100-year-old Taj Heritage had been completely damaged.
The 12th floor of adjacent Taj Mahal Towers was also
destroyed. Two restaurants, Wasabi and Golden Dragon, too
suffered damage in the attack.
The restoration work was in progress, he said.


Defence lawyer K P Pawar declined to cross-examine the
witness.


PTI

First Published: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 20:40
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