The auto vendors are rejoicing the decision. A Delhi-based auto vendor who had started construction of his plant at Singur before the agitation forced him to leave stated, “We welcome the decision of the West Bengal government. We are happy that the matter is now closed and that we would be reimbursed the amount we had invested there. We had moved out of there just after we had erected the columns and laid the foundation. So the monetary setback was not huge”.
Image: Policemen in riot gear stand guard inside the main entrance of the Tata car plant in Singur, 50 km north of Kolkata in this September 16, 2008.