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Work at Tata Motors comes to halt

The work comes to a standstill after the company decided against operating any shift due to problems encountered by employees last night.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2008 15:07 IST

Work on Tata Motors' Nano car project ground to a halt on Friday, the sixth day of a siege laid by Trinamool Congress, after the company decided against operating any shift due to problems encountered by employees last night.

"Since the employees and contract labourers had left the plant late last night, so it was a conscious decision of the company that there would be no attendance at the project site at any of the three shifts today," a Tata Motors spokesperson said in Singur.

Trinamool Congress cadres led by their chief Mamata Banerjee have blockaded the plant, being set up for manufacturing the world's cheapest car, since August 24 demanding return of a portion of farmland allotted to the project. The protest has hit progress of work on the factory.

Supporters of Khet Majur Samity, a forum of farmers, led by Anuradha Talwar allegedly prevented the workers from leaving the premises till late last night.

There was heavy deployment of police in front of the factory gate.

On thursday, only 15 per cent of the contract workers attended work while the presence of engineers was also thin.