Mr Kant said the schedule would be maintained despite several difficulties and overrun of the project cost which shot up to Rs 2,200 crore so far from Rs 1,700 crore. The cost escalation was largely because of flood that hit Singur last year, he said. Declining to comment on the controversy over the project site and the continuous political demonstrations by the Trinamool Congress- led Krishi Jami Raksha Committee, the Tata Motors MD said the company was open to talks to anybody.
'' We are not in politics. Our job is manufacturing. We are free for discussion with anybody since we want to work with everybody, '' he said.
Mr Kant said with a substantial global demand for 'Nano', Tata Motors had received expression of interest from a number of countries from Europe, Latin America, South East Asia and the USA to for setting up plants.
However, in the initial years, the company would concentrate only on the domestic market and at the same time, it was keen to explore countries in Africa and Latin America, he said.