Tata team to be in Bangalore Monday for Nano talksOctober 4th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 3 (IANS) Within hours of Tata Motors announcing withdrawal of its Nano project from troubled Singur in West Bengal, Karnataka said a team from the company is expected in Bangalore Monday for talks on possible relocation of the small car project in the state.”Two senior officials will hold talks with a Tata team, which is expected to arrive in Bangalore Monday,” a spokesperson of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said Friday night.
Karnataka has offered 1,000 acres of land in Dharwad district in the north of the state for Tatas to set up the Nano plant.
Tatas already have around 900 acres of land in Dharwad, about 400 km from Bangalore, and are operating an equipment manufacturing unit.
Yeddyurappa last month told Tata Motors managing director G. Ravi Kant that “whatever land is needed for Nano will be provided”.
According to Ravi Kant, since Nano is an integrated project it needs full 1,000 acres of land.
“We will consider the offer,” he had said after meeting with Yeddyurappa.
The chief minister’s spokesman also said that Yeddyurappa has invited Tata group chairman Ratan Tata to visit Bangalore for talks on the project.