Ratan Tata says efforts on to roll out Nano on schedule

September 4th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Tata Motors is doing everything possible to roll out the Nano as per schedule, company chairman Ratan Tata said during an automobile conclave here Thursday. However, Tata did not specify whether the Nano would roll out from the beleaguered Singur plant, or any of its other facilities elsewhere.

The car is scheduled to roll out by October.

When asked about by reporters whether customers could expect to buy a Nano from Singur in October, Tata said: “I am not the right person to comment on this. Ask others.”

He did not clarify who the “others” were.

Local farmers, led by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, have been holding an indefinite siege near the factory gate, located some 40 kilometres from Kolkata, since Aug 24 demanding that the government return 400 acres taken ‘forcibly’ from farmers unwilling to part with their holdings.

Work has remained suspended at the plant since last Friday.

Tata Motors Tuesday said it was weighing options other than Singur to roll out the Nano, the world’s cheapest car at Rs.100,000 ($2,500).

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