Kerala CM rejects allegations of not supporting Nissan's digital hub
The Kerala government said on Sunday it is helping Nissan Motors to develop a research hub for driverless cars and electric vehicles in state capital Thiruvananthapuram, reacting after reports that the company had run into red tape.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Nissan is satisfied with his government’s policies for the Global Digital Hub, which was inaugurated in December 2018 after an agreement signed in June.
Reports said Nissan had sent a letter to the state government pointing out that it was promised single-window clearance to set up the hub and related facilites, but it had to approach various government departments for approvals. The company said duty waive-offs promised by the government had not materialized. It wanted a direct flight between Tokyo and Thiruvananthapuram.
Vijayan, who was answering questions from the public on his social media page, said a meeting he and his officials held with Nissan representatives had addressed issues raised in the company’s letter.