‘Ultra Mega Project’ – MRF investing Rs 45 billion to expand facilities

India’s MRF Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it will invest Rs 45 billion (£483.5 million) in its Perambalur and Arakonam plants in Tamil Nadu state over a seven year period as part of an expansion plan. The tyre maker will gain some level of support from the government of Tamil Nadu and says it will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the government there in the near future. The government of Tamil Nadu has accorded the MRF expansion project ‘Ultra Mega Project Status’ under Tamil Nadu Industrial Policy 2014, a policy that aims to strengthen the state as a centre of manufacturing and increase exports from the region.

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