Gurgaon on BMW radar

World renowned car manufacturer BMW has Gurgaon in Haryana as one of the sites for its proposed project in India.
This was revealed in a meeting, which Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala had with the top executives of the BMW during his visit to the corporate headquarters of the BMW at Munich in Germany on Thursday, an official release said here.
The Chief Minister expressed the hope that the BMW would set up its production plant in India during the year 2005, which would mark the 50-year-long ties of Indo-German trade.
Chautala dwelled upon the special advantages that Haryana offered to automobile industry and pointed out that as a result of these the state was manufacturing 60 per cent of all the cars, 50 per cent of all the tractors and 60 per cent of all the motorcycles produced in India.
Earlier, Fridrich Fruth, special delegate to the Board of Directors of BMW gave a presentation to the Haryana delegation on the growth of the premium sector auto major BMW since its inception in 1917.
Klaus Berning, senior vice-president of BMW, disclosed that Gurgaon was one of the candidate sites for their proposed India project.