Tata To Roll Out 2.5 Lakh Cars In 2007; Plans To Increase Prod Cap By Next Few Years

Singur: Nirupam Sen, West Bengal Minister for Commerce and Industry said that Tata Motors is all set to roll out 2.50 lakh units from the small car project by the coming year (2008), and the production capacity is expected to reach 3.50 lakh in the next few years.

Mr. Sen told a CPM public meeting in Singur, “I hope that next year, the first year of its production, 2.50 lakh small cars will roll out of the Tata Motors project here and the figure will reach 3.50 lakh in the coming years.”

He stated that the day was not far-flung when Singur would become a booming township like Uttarpara, Bandel or Serampore in Hooghly region.

Further, he added that various industrial units would rise on both sides of the Durgapur Expressway, next to the Singur project location, in the upcoming years.

Claiming that there was an irresistible reaction from farmers to use up their property for industry all-through the state, Sen told that the state government has asked Tatas to engage the local people in area development programmes, and the business group is training 3,000 people.

The minister stated that 70% of Singur farmers gave their land willingly for the Tata project, while some land could not be acquired because of judicial proceeding and the resting declined to give up land because of confusedness.