So finally the launch date for the much awaited Tata Nano has been declared---March 23rd..
Truly the car will bring Indian auto sector into world scenario by launching the cheapest car ever..
But I have some views regarding it..
Nano the cheapest car costing only 1lack rupees (US $2000) will be affordable even to the commonest man..The sales will be high (predictably) and nearly everyone will become a car owner...ok so far so good but then..
Even in the present conditions its a nightmare to drive in most of the cities..Narrow road spaces, high traffic and frequent jams are a daily scenes..The Indian Road system is unable to bear such high pressure even today God knows what will happen when every second person is going to own a car.
It is a poor man's car as advertised ; alright agreed but that doesn't mean that rich are not going to buy it..Instead of buying bikes for their school going kids now they will buy a car..One car per child..how interesting..
Where is the parking space going to come from? 99% of the Indian cities do not have a well planned parking system in markets , you can find vehicles parked anywhere..
After nano?? i think it would be impossible to go to the market itself..the office buildings, the college- school buildings, the residential buildings, all will surely run out of parking lots..
Then what about pollution? The suspended particles in the air already exceed the danger mark by a large amount what will happen after thousands of new cars will be rushing on the streets emitting dangerous gasses..One cancer per child maybe..or one bronchitis per child..
Then the fuel problems.. fuel is already lacking..what will happen in the future I dread..
Now don't call me a pessimist after reading all that for even I am waiting for the car with the same enthusiasm as others...just a little worriedly though....