Tata Motors asked not to move Nano mfg unit out of U’khand
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Last Updated: Monday, March 08, 2010, 21:25
Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has asked Tata Motors not to shift its small car Nano's Pantnagar manufacturing unit out of the hill state, where it was first produced.

"Since Nano was born here, its manufacturing should not be shifted out from here," Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank told reporters here today.

Nishank said, the state government has spoken with Tata Motors on the issue.

The world's first Rs 1-lakh car, is being produced out of Tata Motors' Pantnagar facility.

Referring to Ashok Leyland's Pantnagar plant, which was recently inaugurated, the Chief Minister said it would produce 75,000 heavy vehicles per year.

Apart from this, Nishank said, Hero Honda has also established its unit in Haridwar, which is manufacturing a vehicle every 17 seconds.

Uttarakhand would become not only the country's but also world's biggest auto hub within the next three years, he added.

He, however, said the Centre has not extended the concessional industrial package (CIP) despite repeated requests by the state. He would again meet the Prime Minister on the issue, he added.


First Published: Monday, March 08, 2010, 21:25

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