Tata Motors asked not to move Nano mfg unit out of U’khand

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.

Updated: Mar 08, 2010, 21:25 PM IST

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.

PTI