Maruti Manesar to resume partial production

Published: 15th August 2012 09:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2012 09:37 AM   |  A+A-

Maruti Suzuki India could resume partial production at its Manesar plant on August 21.

The plant was shut on July 19 after an unruly mob of factory workers aided and abetted by anti social elements from outside ran rampage, killed a general manager and injured nearly 100 officials, apart from setting parts of the plant on fire.

According to sources, assessments have been carried out and partial resumption of the plant is likely from August 21. The company is losing `60-70 crore a day due to closure. Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant manufactures its best selling models including Swift, A Star and aSX4.

Last calendar year, the company lost as much as `2,500 crore because of the three crippling strikes that it suffered because of labour unrest.

Monday being a holiday it is likely that work will resume on Tuesday (August 21), the source added.

While the labour issue remains a factor, the initial work is mostly expected to be in the automated divisions of the plant, the source added.

The company spokesperson was not available for comments.

The source also said that the company will work along with the district administration on the security of the plant in future to avoid a repeat of the July 18 incident.

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