Tata Motors will conduct the first test run of its ambitious small car in April 2008 before the scheduled roll out during the middle of next year.
Sources close to the development told PTI that the track would be ready by next April, after which test run of the Rs one-lakh car would be carried out.
According to the sources, civil construction of the project was nearing completion. The engine shop, paint shop, press shop and the assembly area were getting ready while construction of individual roofs was complete.
The sources said the mother plant would require 640 acre, while another 290 acre would be allotted to the vendors.
Referring to the vendor park, the sources said nearly 55 vendors had agreed to come to Singur in Hooghly district, the location of the small car project, with a promised investment of around Rs 2,200 crore.
This is in addition to the Rs 1,500-crore investment to be made in the mother plant by Tata Motors.
The sources said a prototype of the car was complete and would be showcased in an auto expo before the vehicle is rolled out commercially.