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Surfers celebrate Nano's launch

Surfers all across the globe rejoice this historical moment as it is a pocket-friendly car and will give an additional 14 million Indian families access to an affordable car, thus creating a niche segment.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2009 20:34 IST

Tata Motors has commercially launched its people's car, Nano, promising to stick to the Rs 1,00,000 price tag for the base model.

There was a sense of euphoria in Mumbai as Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Motors, launched the car in three versions.

Surfers all across the globe rejoice this historical moment as it is a pocket-friendly car and will give an additional 14 million Indian families access to an affordable car, thus creating a niche segment.

Umakanta Mahapatra from Delhi is keen to buy a Nano as he believes it is ideal value for hard earned money. Arpit Disawal from Ujjain too is excited and wants to order the world's cheapest car.

Peeyush Awadhiya from Durg is enthused and says I will definitely buy as Nano has a good mileage around 26 kmpl on highways.

DK Pradhan from Hyderabad too joins the bandwagon and says," Yes, certainly, this will be quite useful for short distance travel in city and also for joy driving."

Mohd Shah Zafar from Gurgaon adds, " No doubt only Nano can make dreams come true of lower income group. I never thought I could buy a car in my life, but now I can have my own car in this century. "

However, some cynics believe that this 'small wonder' will have its share of problems.

Hemant Harke from Mumbai says, "Everybody is thinking of positive things about Nano, but nobody is thinking about infrastructure of roads, pollution and parking problems."

Garima Mathur from Delhi too has her suspicions and says because of such a low price it will be very common on the roads and will only increase the pollution and traffic.