Protests Close Plant Making World's Cheapest Car

Company to move factory building 'People's Car,' billed as world's cheapest at $2,500
By Michael Foreman,  Newser User
Posted Sep 2, 2008 3:38 PM CDT
Trucks are seen stranded during a blockade, unseen, by Trinamul Congress in front of Tata Motors Nano factory, north of Calcutta, India, Aug. 27, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Tata Motors has halted work at the Indian factory where it was producing its Nano model, billed as the world’s cheapest car. A 2-year-long land dispute escalated when West Bengal farmers trapped workers inside, the AP reports, and the company instructed employees to stay home this week. "A detailed plan to relocate the plant and machinery to an alternate site is under preparation," the company said today. (Read more Tata Nano stories.)