Maruti to invest Rs 1,700 crore at Manesar facility

Despite facing several bouts of labour unrest over the last one year, Maruti Suzuki India Limited will invest a whopping Rs 1,700 crore to set up a ‘C-plant’ at its Manesar unit in Gurgaon.

For now, plant-A and plant-B are back in production and on August 22 as many as 186 cars were rolled out. Maruti is expected to restore its original production capacity within next fortnight or month, Haryana Industry Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala said this in reply to a Calling Attention Motion by BJP MLA Anil Vij during the ongoing monsoon session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha on Friday.

He said normalcy that has been restored clearly shows the confidence reposed in the sincerity and efficient action of the government by all stakeholders. The minister said that the management of the company has expressed full confidence in government’s response to the incident and the question of relocation of its unit to anywhere outside Haryana does not arise at all.

He said that Maruti Suzuki itself has expanded its investment base, first setting up the Manesar plant in 2007 and recently establishing its motorcycle production, International Testing Track and Research and Development facility, in IMT Rohtak with an investment of Rs 3,500 crore.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who has personally met the top management of the company twice, said, “We would not allow anyone to vitiate industrial peace in the state and the well being and security of the industrial community in Haryana is our responsibility, which we shall dutifully discharge.”

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