Head of Tata Motors’ engineering department, Nagbhushan, said three prototypes of Nano have been sent from its Pantnagar plant to Dehra Dun, Almora and Ranikhet where its test run would be conducted in a day or two. The company would start booking for the Nano from March or April this year.

Last week. Uttarakhand government had provided the company an additional 45 acres of land at its Pantnagar facility. The allotment is expected to help the company in rolling out the world’s least priced car at Rs one lakh, after delays due to the Singur imbroglio.

The company had to shift the mother plant to Sanand in Gujarat from Singur, where it was originally planned due to opposition from Trinamool Congress over land acquisition. It had planned to invest Rs 1,500 crore at Singur but the investment was increased to Rs 2,000 crore, when it shifted to Sanand. The company is planning to produce the Nano from its various locations, including Pune and Pantnagar till the mother plant at Sanand is ready.