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Maruti Suzuki Receives Permission To Start Gurugram Plant Amidst Lockdown

Maruti Suzuki India has received permission from the authorities to start its operations at the Gurugram facility. As per the permission carmaker can start the facility with maximum 3700 employees on a single-shift basis.

Gurugram plant of Maruti Suzuki manufactures engines for the cars that go to the Manesar facility. Last week, Maruti Suzuki received permission from the authorities to start the Manesar plant. However, despite the permission, the company decided to not to start production.

Speaking to The Hindu about the decision, Mr Bhargava said, “Cars cannot be produced until all components are produced on a steady and regular basis. And this means thousands of vendors have to start production. It is not likely to happen today because many of them are in red zones or containment zones. We cannot get a complete set of components. The retail outlets have not been opened yet. There is no permission. So you cannot produce unless you can sell.”

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The Government of India is trying their best to keep the coronavirus pandemic under control which has hit the global very hard. Country lockdown issued by the government to stop the pandemic was a very big decision. However, it also created a very big concern over the country economy. To ease the economic impact and to give millions of poor wage-earners the ability to start earning again, the government has relaxed the lockdown after 20th April.