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Nano: People's voices on the people's car

Text: Krishnakumar P

March 25, 2009

The Tata Nano is here. And, apart from the belief that the people's car will impose a heavy burden on the nation's already creaking infrastructure, not many are willing to take a call on how it will change India.

Rediff.com spoke to a few people in the capital to get their take on the Nano: a businessman who already has five cars in his garage, a motorcycle enthusiast with a beat on two wheels that costs as much as the Nano, a cab operator, and that particular family that triggered the idea in Ratan Tata's mind, the Indian middle class family with mum-pop and two kids precariously balanced on the scooter.

Interestingly, all of them agreed -- just like Tata himself -- that the car is bound to impact the rural population more than the metros and urban India.

Here are some people's voices on the people's car:

The Tata Nano. | Illustration: Uttam Ghosh

Also see: Nano: One man's loss, another's gain
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