Member of Parliament Chinta Mohan writes to Ratan Tata
TIRUPATI: In the race currently on to lure Ratan Tata to shift his trouble-torn Nano car project to their own States or constituencies, the latest to try his hand is Tirupati Member of Parliament Chinta Mohan.
In a letter addressed on Saturday to Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Sons, Mr. Mohan invited him to shift his prestigious Nano car project to the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) set up by the Andhra Pradesh government near Sathyavedu, about 65-km from Tirupati close to NH-5, which is being upgraded into a 6-lane road to meet the needs of the burgeoning industrial corridor.
Incidentally, the SEZ comes under his Tirupati constituency.
Making a hard sell for the project, Mr. Mohan pointed out to Ratan Tata that ten NRIs have already started the work to set up their projects on the SEZ, which he said was close to Chennai, besides having access to two ports, besides the Krishnapatnam port - biggest in South-East Asia.
Highlighting the other advantages of the Sathyavedu ‘Sricity’ SEZ, the Tirupati MP also pointed out that it was in close proximity to two international airports - Chennai and Tirupati.
Promising all ‘concessions’ required to set up his Tata Motors project at the Sricity SEZ ‘in time’, Mr. Mohan told Mr. Ratan Tata in his letter that he would also take up the matter immediately with Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and request him to get in touch with him to pursue the matter further.
The Sathyavedu SEZ is a very peaceful area and you will not have any problem whatsoever, the MP told the chief of the Tata Motors whose Nano car project hit a road block at Singur in Kolkata caught as it is in a political turmoil. I am shocked to know that the Singur project work remains suspended and the area has become a battle-ground, the MP said in his letter dispatched to the Tata chief.