Mumbai, Nov 26: The Chabad house in south Mumbai is yet to receive the necessary permission from the civic body to renovate the site after being destroyed by the terrorists in the 26/11 terror attack.
Three years after the deadly attack, the five-storey building is awaiting for the new look. The first floor of the building is now piled up with cement bags and construction materials, the second floor is riddled with bullet marks. The attack has left scars on each floors.
The court case over renovating the badly damaged house has been settled but there was a dispute over renovation rights between officials linked to the centre, so Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disconnected electricity and water supply to the building.
"We are waiting for the final permits (from BMC) and we are preparing the site for renovations, which we hope will commence very soon," said Rabbi Motti Seligson, who is connected with the Chabad movement.
"The court case has been settled but BMC has still not provided electricity and water. The consultants and the owner has applied for reconnection. Once the required permissions are in place, work would be completed within two-three months," said a contractor.
Meanwhile, Rabbi and his wife have been appointed to manage the centre but currently they are not staying there.