New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s largest carmaker, on Saturday suspended operations at its two plants in Gurgaon and Manesar as component supplies were hit by agitation of the Jat community demanding job reservation.
“Operations have been suspended at both the Gurgaon and Manesar plants from second shift onwards today after supplies were hit by the agitation,” a Maruti Suzuki India spokesperson told PTI.
Asked when operations could resume, the spokesperson said, “We don’t know when we will restart. It will depend on the overall situation and resumption of component supplies.”
The two plants put together roll out some 5,000 units of vehicles a day.
Two-wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, however, said its plant in Manesar was functioning as usual and had not been hit by the agitation so far.
The plant has a capacity to roll out 16 lakh units annually.
Later in a statement, Maruti Suzuki India said that owing to the agitation in Rohtak and nearby areas, supplies of certain components have been disrupted.
“The company is making efforts to arrange the components from other sources. Once the supply of components is restored, normal operations will resume,” it added.
As a consequence of the supply disruption, the company has had to temporarily suspend manufacturing of cars at its facilities in Manesar and Gurgaon starting Saturday, Maruti Suzuki India said.