Modi invites Maruti to set up car plant in Gujarat

Last Updated: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 19:05

Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi on Sunday invited Japanese car maker Maruti Suzuki to set up
a plant in the state.

Inaugurating the Asia`s first Rs 20-crore driving and
technical training institute managed by Maruti Suzuki at
Gajadara, Modi said, it would be in the interest of company as
it would be cheaper and economically viable to export cars
from Mundra Port to Europe and other countries.

Modi pointed out that at present, cars manufactured by
Maruti Suzuki at Haryana are brought to Mundra for exports.

Setting up a car project in Gujarat will help it save
on transportation cost, the CM said.

With the Tatas setting up Nano car project at Sanand in
Gujarat, it is the turn for Maruti to do so and the state
government is ready to provide all the facilities, Modi added.

Modi also talked about Vibrant Gujarat Summit, held in
Ahmedabad in January this year, which was hosted by Gujarat in
partnership with Japan.

He said that various delegations from Japan visit Gujarat
regularly to discuss about their intention to set up units


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First Published: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 19:05

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