Maruti management thanks locals for support

August 16th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Gurgaon, Aug 16 (IANS) After announcing resumption of production at its Manesar plant, the Maruti Suzuki management Thursday met local village heads and thanked them for their support, a company official said.

The management praised the locals for their support and said that the company too would cooperate with them in future.

A couple of weeks ago, the locals had backed the Maruti Suzuki management through a ‘Mahapanchayat’.

Senior officials from Suzuki Powertrain India Limited (SPIL) and Maruti’s Manesar plant including Ratan Aggarwal, Vijay Khazanchi, L.K. Jain, Capt. Naresh Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Salil Lal and Ranjeet Singh were among those present at the meeting in Manesar.

Sarpanches (village heads) and other dignitaries from 20 villages attended the meeting.

Maruti’s top official Thursday announced that production at its Manesar plant would start Aug 21.

The plant, which has two production lines assembling some 1,200 cars a day, was shut following the July 18 violence that claimed the life of Maruti’s senior executive Awanish Kumar Dev and left over 100 others injured. Maruti declared a lockout in the plant July 21.

A special investigation team of Haryana Police is probing the July 18 violence at the plant. Till now, it has arrested 154 workers, including 12 office-bearers of the workers’ union.

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