Dismantling of Tata Nano factory sheds begin
The work for dismantling the sheds of the Tata factory in Singur was started on Monday.
A joint team of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Public Works Department (PWD) began the work of dismantling the sheds.
The work was started after the Hooghly district administration issued a notice to undertake the work. The District Magistrate and other senior district officials held a meeting at the Tata site on Monday morning.
Around 50 members of the Action Squad of the KMC started the work as per the instructions of the engineers at the site.
Gas cutters were used to bring down the walls of the factory shed, measuring around 500 ft in length and 250 ft in width.
Dismantled portions were discarded in a nearby land. Bulldozers, cranes and gas cutters were brought into the site, where some old Nano cars were lying.
The dismantling work started at the Tata Nano factory gate number 1 in Sanapara of Gopalnagar area.
Many people, including the farmers, visited the factory site to witness the dismantling work. Villagers thronged by the side of the road as they watched cranes and bulldozers get to work.
It may be mentioned that a six-member team of engineers from KMC on Sunday inspected the sheds and conducted a thorough study to determine how the sheds could be dismantled and what machineries would be required.
Prior to this visit, another team, headed by the commissioner of KMC Khalil Ahmed, had visited the site and examined the construction work previously built for the Tata Nano factory.
The Tata Nano project sheds cover around 73 acre of land, while sheds prepared for auxiliary industries came up on around 50 acre of land. Roads that were constructed inside the factory site cover an area of 350 acres of land.