Dehradun, Dec 27: Giving an additional boost to the delayed I K Pandey, the State Chief Secretary said, "the state government has taken a decision to provide 45 acres of land to the Tata Group at Pantnagar, where it is alreadymanufacturing Ace (mini) trucks and few parts of Nano." He added that the decision was taken at a high powered meet chaired by the Chief Minister B C Khanduri.
"The previous Congress government in Uttarkhand have given the Tata Motors 955 acres of land for its Ace truck plant at Pantnagar as against the promise of 1,000 acres of land," he added.
This additional allotment might help Tata motors to bring out the peoples' car or the world's least priced car (One Lakh) at the earliest, after the delays caused due to Singur
deadlock. Tata was forced to move out the mother plant to Sanand of Gujarat from Singur in Calcutta after it faced violent protests from Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress over land acquisition. It had plan to invest Rd 1,500 crores in Singur, but the investment was increased to Rs 2,000 crore, when shifted to Sanand.
Tata Nano was initially planned to be launched around 'Durga Pooja' this year but has been postponed to the last quarter of this fiscal. Till the mother plant in Sanand get ready, Tata motors is planning to produce Nano from its various locations, including Pune and Pantnagar.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)