Sanand (Gujarat): Tata Motors on June 2 opened its brand new plant here, set up at a cost of Rs. 2,000 crore to manufacture Rs. 1 lakh car Nano.
The new plant at Sanand was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata, who seven years ago dreamt of making an affordable family car for the common man.
Inaugurating the facility, spread over about 1,100 acres, Modi said what all it cost him was Re. 1 to have the plant in the state.
“When Ratan Tata said in a press conference in Kolkata that they are leaving West Bengal, I sent him a short SMS saying welcome to Gujarat,” he said, adding that “And now you can see what a Re. 1 (worth) SMS can do.”