deponti (deponti) wrote,
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The Nano graveyard....

We went on a nature/birding walk to Kalena Agrahara today, and skirted the lake at IDBI Bank Layout. I was amazed to see several Nano cars parked, and rusting in the monsoon weather.

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There must have been about sixty of the cars, parked all around.

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At a conservative estimate of Rs.2 lakhs per car, that's Rs. 80 lakhs just wasting away.

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I finally found this banner, saying that these cars apparently belong to this rental initiative:



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The problem in our country seems to be, not lack of good initiatives, but keeping up with them. I have tried to call this number to find out why so many cars are rusting...and could not get through. I will try again on Monday (which should be a working day.)  But meanwhile...would it not have been better to just donate these cars rather than let such an investment waste away in this fashion?

"Oh...this is a new AirBnB effort!" said my friend Rekha-Ram Lakshmanan, from St.Louis, when he saw the cars. "No," I riposted, "This is CarBnB!"

What a sad state of affairs. Can anyone throw any more light on this failed initiative?
Tags: bangalore, cars, citizen matters, death, environment, initiative, photography, waste
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