Staff Correspondent

‘2,611 acres of

land available

at Vantamuri’

Belgaum has good infrastructure,

says Patil

Belgaum: Tata Motors can take a look at an “ideal site” in Belgaum before taking any decision on relocating its Nano car manufacturing plant, said Abhay Kumar Patil, MLA, here on Saturday.

Pleasant climate

Addressing presspersons, he said Belgaum, which had moderate and pleasant climate, was ideal for the plant. Belgaum had infrastructure such as airport, railway station and express highway (NH 4), and Goa port was just 150 km away.

The city had well-established industries, including those manufacturing automobile components, and skilled manpower, he said.

President of Belgaum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) B.B. Kagganagi, Honorary Secretary Dilip Tilve and member Sudhir Darekar said that the chamber would extend its support to Tata Motors if it established its car manufacturing plant in Belgaum.

Proposal

Mr. Patil said that he had submitted a proposal to Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa stating that there was 2,611 acres of government revenue land in and around Vantamuri in Belgaum and Hukkeri taluks, part of which could be given to Tata Motors to establish its car manufacturing plant.

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