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Within reach: Everybody wants a Nano

  • Atul Mathur, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Apr 10, 2009 01:28 IST

For some it will be their first car, for others it will be a cute addition to an already impressive fleet. Whatever the reason, thousands flocked to Tata Motors’s dealerships across Delhi on Thursday as the company opened bookings for the Nano.

“Two-wheelers are not safe on Delhi’s roads anymore,” said Manoj Kaushik, an executive with a publishing house. “I commute about 50 km a day and this car will save me from the city’s extreme weather.”

Dinesh Kapoor, a Paschim Vihar resident, said, “It seems to be a good car — easy to manoeuvre and park, perfect for short trips. I already have two cars for my family — an Innova and an Esteem — and have booked a Nano specially for my wife.”

Delhi’s 12 Tata dealerships received about 800 bookings. “Various banks and financial institutions have put up their counters at the showroom,” said Manish Dutta, sales manager (Nano), A-One Motors, Barakhamba Road.

Hundreds did the booking online. Many people queued up at bank counters and outlets of Westside and Croma to book the small car.

And, this is just the start. Dealers are expecting a bigger rush at the weekend. The bookings will conclude on April 25.

 

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