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Maruti to decide on Manesar after Independence Day celebrations: New Alto 800 small car to be launched before Diwali

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Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker, has decided to postpone their decision on Manesar plant reopening until Friday. Tomorrow India celebrates their Independence Day and considering the recent blasts in Pune and high alert situation in Srinagar, Maruti Suzuki officials would like to reveal their decision on Manesar reopening on Friday. Maruti Suzuki authorities have asked for police protection to be on hand when the decision is made, in order to tackle any untoward incident.

The violence at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant on 18th July which left one senior executive dead and many injured has caused a major upheaval in the company. After nearly four weeks of lockout, the company will be taking decisions to open on Friday, but officials have felt an urgent need for enhanced security to ensure that the plant is completely safe. Officials of Maruti Suzuki will be discussing technical feasibility of reopening date of its Manesar plant and will also get a report from state police on safety and security of the plant after which exact date of opening will be decided.

Besides this, the company will also be taking a decision on all workers who were directly involved in the mayhem and arson that occurred on that fateful day. They will also be looking into best safety measures where they plant and machinery, personnel and training of employees was concerned. Mr. R C Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India said that utmost importance would be paid to safety of colleagues as that was more vital than production of cars to make money.

At the same time, Maruti Suzuki is also concentrating on regaining their losses incurred. Maruti is on track to launch the new Alto 800 small car in India before Diwali festive season. This new 800 cc petrol small car is expected to be priced from Rs 2,00,000 (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). More details on the new Alto 800 will be revealed closer to launch date.