Maruti Suzuki's violence stricken Manesar car plant could resume production soon, according to Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. He also ruled out the possibility of Maruti Suzuki closing the Manesar plant and relocation to another location.
The Haryana state government is keenly watching the progress as Manesar and is keen to ensure Maruti Suzuki revives production as soon as possible. Maruti Suzuki is one of the largest employers in the state and the Haryana chief minister is concerned about reports about Maruti Suzuki's possible plans to shut down the Manesar plant and move it to Gujarat.
Mr Hooda has insisted that there were very few labour related issues in the state despite the violence in Manesar. Maruti Suzuki has stated that it will not resume production at the plant until it can ensure the security of its executives and workers.
The police investigation in to the July 18 violence is still on and the carmaker has assessed the losses it has suffered due to the arson attacks on the plant by some workers. The company management has expressed concerns about radicalism among the workers and is hesitant to resume production without taking proper security measures.
The Haryana chief minister is keen to protect the image of the state which has emerged as an attractive investment location. He has stated that Maruti Suzuki was satisfied by the measures taken by the state government and is hopeful production will resume at the earliest.
The lockout at the Manesar car plant has resulted in waiting periods for the Swift and Swift DZire going up significantly. Maruti Suzuki has so far not undertaken any measures to build these cars in its Gurgaon plant.