Pantnagar Nano facility resumes production

Pantnagar Nano facility resumes production
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First Published: Tue, Apr 14 2009. 11 18 PM IST

Boosting morale: Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata. Harikrishna Katragadda / Mint
Boosting morale: Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata. Harikrishna Katragadda / Mint
Updated: Tue, Apr 14 2009. 11 18 PM IST
New Delhi: After a temporary halt in the first week of April, production of the Rs1 lakh Nano car has resumed at the Tata Motors Ltd’s Pantnagar manufacturing facility in Uttarakhand.
Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata is likely to visit Pantnagar on 16 April to mark his first visit to the plant since the production of the world’s cheapest car began, people familiar with the development said on condition of anonymity.
Boosting morale: Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata. Harikrishna Katragadda / Mint
Tata Motors’ top management, including managing director Ravi Kant, is expected to be at the plant as well. Tata is expected to meet plant workers to boost their morale given the extra hard work required to produce the Nano and meet demand for the car.
Bookings for the car started on 9 April and will continue till 25 April. Total bookings for the car are expected to reach 300,000-400,000.
People familiar with the developments said the firm is still behind the production schedule. Employees of the car maker are expected to work multiple shifts to scale up production to at least 100 cars a day soon, from the present 20-25 cars a day.
Tata Motors has announced that it will manufacture 50,000 units of the Nano in the current fiscal year.
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