Talks end, no word on relocation of Nano project to U'khand

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Dehra Dun, Sep 25 (UNI) Senior Executives of Tata Motors met officials of the Uttarakhand Government today but talks regarding the relocation of the Nano Project to the state's facility in Pantnagar did not figure on the agenda.

Principal Secretary (Industries) P C Sharma said the company's executives held a close meeting with Chief Minister B C Khanduri and several other officials of the state government on some ''outstanding issues'' and clarified that they did not include the Nano project.

''Senior Executives of Tata Motors met state government officials and discussed six-seven outstanding issues pertaining to different departments. Talks about the Pantnagar facility being an option for the company's alternative site for the ''masses car'' did not figure in the discussions'', Mr Sharma told UNI.

The Tatas have a facility in Pantnagar in Uddhamsinghnagar manufacturing the Ace brand of pick-up trucks.

According to sources, Tata Motors has directed its ancillary suppliers in Singur to deliver parts at the Pantnagar facility in Uddhamsinghnagar by October 1.

In talks held earlier with executives of the company, Mr Khanduri reiterated that his government was willing to negotiate on demands by the company for additional land.

Tata Motors is seeking 100 acres of land for housing purpose and has demanded that the lease rent for its 1,000 acres industrial plot at Pantnagar be lowered per sq meter from the existing rate, sources added.


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