Maruti To Shut Gurgaon Plant, New Facility Will Be In Haryana
The State government wants Maruti to stay and hence has given it not one or two, but three land parcels as options.
Maruti Suzuki Gurgaon manufacturing plant will be shut and the carmaker has revealed that it will be opening a new facility within Haryana itself.
Haryana government has provided Maruti with the option to choose one of three land parcels that are situated at Manesar, Sohna and Kharkhoda in Sonipat.
Of the lot, Maruti is likely to set the new plant in either Sonipat or Manesar, since it had already deemed it unsuitable to build a plant at Sohna back in 2018 when it conducted a soil test on the 1300 acres offered by the State government.
The test results showed that there simply was too much water in the ground at the site. Further, Maruti already owns a manufacturing facility at Manesar that sprawls over 600 acres and was opened in 2007.
Although there were speculations that Maruti was looking at setting up its new manufacturing facility elsewhere, the automaker’s Chairman RC Bhargava put rest to all rumours by saying, “We are looking at options, but we will be moving somewhere within Haryana itself.”
The 300-acre Gurgaon plant is the firm’s first manufacturing facility and has the capacity to produce around seven lakh cars in a year. It provides employment to 15,000 people directly and many more indirectly.
Interestingly, the fact that the area surrounding the Maruti Gurgaon plant developed so fast over the years has been one of the main reasons for Maruti to decide in favour downing shutters there.
Bhargava noted that the plant is getting too crowded with too many buildings around. Congestion around the plant, due to movement of heavy vehicles, has also been a concern for the local administration.
Source – TimesofIndia.com