Maruti Suzuki resumes production at 2 Haryana plants

New Delhi :Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s largest carmaker, on Tuesday resumed production at its two manufacturing facilities in Haryana after two days of suspension as component supplies were hit by agitation of the Jat community demanding job reservation.

The suspension of work at the two plants, located at Gurgaon and Manesar, resulted in production loss of around 10,000 units to the company.

“The company has resumed production of vehicles at its facilities in Gurgaon and Manesar starting Tuesday second half. The supply of components has started gradually,” Maruti Suzuki India said in a regulatory filing.

The company had to suspend operations at its facilities from Saturday, February 20 (second half), as supply of certain components was disrupted due to the Jat community agitation in Haryana, it added.

The two plants put together roll out some 5,000 units of vehicles a day.

Curfew on Tuesday remained in force in Hissar, Hansi and Bhiwani towns in Haryana while a four-hour relaxation was given in the worst-hit Rohtak district as Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar visited the town.

However, there was a slight respite for commuters as protesters were lifting the various road and rail blockades set up in various parts of the state.

Shares in Maruti Suzuki India, on Tuesday, declined nearly 1 per cent to close at Rs. 3,492.50 on the BSE, whose benchmark Sensex index finished down 1.59 per cent.