Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mad rush for Nano booking in Bihar, long queues for bank finance

PATNA: Joining the bandwagon of millions of others across the country, thousands of car lovers in Bihar too have taken part in the mad rush for purchasing the peoples' small car Nano since the booking began yesterday.

Much before the city's main car dealer Ginni Motors' showroom's door was open for public display of all the three variants of the Tata Motor's pride car in the heart of the city both yesterday and today, thousands of car lovers queued up since morning to have a glimpse of their dream car, and, if possible, book one of them on the spot.

Realising the mood of the commoners, a number of public and private sector banks, besides some other financial institutions, have lost no time and opened their counters in some selected branches as well as in the dealer's showroom to grant instant car loan for the eager customers.

The demand for the booking of Nano is so high in Patna that car enthusiasts like Ravi Kumar could not wait any longer to book one of them with the hope that his name would figure in the lottery for the first 1,00,000 cars Tata Motors promised to deliver by July this year.

Despite other pressing demands in the family he has already applied for a bank loan for his dream car, he said today.

''We expect to have similar demand till the end of the booking schedule on April 25,'' Anil Agrawal, partner, Ginni Motors, said.

Looking at the first two days demand he also hoped that more than 25,000 cars would be booked by the city's Nano lovers before the deadline

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