‘Tata Nano Twist’ arrives in Dhaka; Tofail Ahmed inaugurates its journey

The launching ceremony of Tata Motor’s dream car ‘Tata Nano Twist’ was held at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in Dhaka on Wednesday (August 20, 1914).
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, MP, attended the function as the chief guest and inaugurated the journey of Nano in Bangladesh. Prime Minister’s Adviser Dr Mashiur Rahman was present at the function as the guest of honour. President of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Indutries Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed and Head of International Business (PVBU), Tata Motors Ltd, Johnny Oommen were the special guests of the cremony.
Prior to the formal launching of the Tata Nano car by the minister, Nitol-Niloy Group, the distributor of the car here in Bangladesh, organized a ‘Meet the Press’ on the venue where media personnel were present.
Abdul Matlub Ahmad, Chairman of Nitol-Niloy Group, Tata Motors’ Johnny Oommen, Country Manager (Nepal, Bhutan & Bangladesh) of Tata Hemant Puranik and Regional Manager, South Asia unit of Tata’s car business Sandeep Chatterjee answered to various queries of journalists. A large number of newsmen from print, electronic, online and other medium attended the question answer session.
‘Tata Nano Twist’ is indeed a car that suits the choice of the people and the road system here and it has an exceptional aesthetic appeal, commenting this way this correspondent drew the attention of the Tata personnel attending the function regarding the price of the car offered by the distributor here.
At the initial stage of the press meet, Nitol-Niloy Group chairman informed that the car’s cash price is Bangladeshi Tk 6.99 lakh (Six lakh ninety-nine thousand). If paid in installments beginning with a down payment the price will be higher than that.
When asked, “Is there any opportunity of reducing the price and what is the cause of fixing this amount as the price of the car which was termed as ‘One Lakh Rupee Nano’ by Mr Tata”, Johnny Oommen replied that the ‘Nano’ brought here in Bangladesh is very much superior in quality than that of the ‘Nano’ sold to the people of India. This one contains some special features. “Low taxation can minimize the price and only Bangladesh government can do it for you”, he commented.
Hemant Puranik and Sandeep Chatterjee were confident enough that the people of Bangladesh will like Tata Nono car very much because it is user-friendly and possessing a built-in appeal of nicety.
Nitol-Niloy Group sources informed that the car’s fixed price includes 120 per cent general tax and 35 per cent supplementary tax imposed by government. The distributor company is hopeful that the people of Bangladesh will crowd to purchase the car. An official of Notol-Niloy opined that the car is suitable for any place and road of Bangladesh.
On the occasion of the launching ceremony an exhibition of ‘Tata Nano Twist’ cars of different colors was held on the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel premises from 10:00am to 10:00pm on the day.
The function concluded with a colorful cultural function. – Special Correspondent (Minister’s photo: PID; other pictures: Selim Patwary)

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