Jat stir: Maruti Suzuki suspends production

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Gurgaon, Feb 20 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on Saturday temporarily suspended the manufacture of cars at its facilities in Manesar and Gurgaon due to the ongoing Jat agitation, a company spokesperson said.

“Owing to the agitation, supplies of certain components have been disrupted. As a consequence, the company has had to temporarily suspend manufacture of cars,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.

Due to the Jat agitation in several parts of the state including the worst hit Rohtak, Jhajjar, Bhiwani and Sonipat, many workers in the three plants of the Maruti Suzuki remained absent.

“Company management has decided to suspend work during B and C shifts on Saturday. Workers have been informed through SMS. The situation will be reviewed next week,” worker’s union leader Kuldeep Janghu told IANS.

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He said that number of workers coming from nearby districts could not reached to factory due to Jat stir as protesters blocked rail and road traffic.

“The company is making efforts to arrange the components from other sources. Once the supply of components is restored, normal operations will resume,” further read the company’s statement.

The combined output from Manesar and Gurgaon is currently about 5,000 vehicles per day.

Haryana has been on boil with Jat community agitating demanding reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.

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