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Tata Nano May Face Obstacle at Commercial Launch

By Motortrend India Staff   |   17 June,2008

Tata Motors is on the verge of rolling out the ultra-cheap car, the Nano, from its factory in October. The engineers from Pune are gearing up for the commercial launch. The work is on full stream and as a part of training and demonstration for local engineers, the company has brought in around four-five of the Nano cars to the plant.

According to one of the Tata Motors worker “the work is in full swing and it is nearing completion, the first car is expected to hit the Indian roads by October this year.”

But Tata Nano project could face an obstacle from West Bengal's resurgent opposition Trinamool Congress. The party does not seem to support the launch. “The company cannot run factory just by deploying policemen in large numbers,” said Becharam Manna, a member of the Singur Krishi Jami Raksha Committee (Singur Save Farmland Committee). He further added that the Tata’s will have to face administrative non-cooperation from panchayats. The land where the plant is located is spread over 997.11 acres was acquired by the government across three panchayats - Gopalnagar, KGD and Beraberi.

The Tata Motors denied saying that there will be no such issues as the company has provided around 150 employments for locals in the company and there are chances of more employment with many vendors setting up shops.

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