Tata Nano is likely to be rolled out around Ratan Tata’s birthday on December 28, just as the ‘Indica ‘ was launched a decade ago when he turned 61.

According to informed sources, Tata Motors is working on a plan to launch the ‘People’s Car’ , as Tata fondly refers to, to coincide with his birthday with about 10,000 units being readied to be rolled-out from the company’s facilities in Pune and Pantnagar . Vendor sources also said, already parts for about 12,000 units of Nano have been dispatched to Tata’s both Pune and Pantnagar facilities.

They added that initially only the base model of Nano would hit the roads this year. When contacted for comments on the development, company officials reiterated the stated position of exploring possibilities of manufacturing Rs one-lakh car at its existing facilities at Pune and Pantnagar and launch it in the last quarter of this financial year. It may be recalled that the ‘Indica’ was also launched on December 30, 1998, two days after Tata celebrated his 61st birthday.