Maruti Suzuki India Limited resumed production of vehicles at its facilities in Gurgaon and Manesar from Tuesday, Feb. 23. India's largest car-maker by volume was forced to suspend its operations in both plants Saturday, Feb. 20, due to the agitation in Rohtak and nearby areas.
The supply of certain components was disrupted Saturday after the protest demanding Other Backward Class (OBC) designation for Jats turned violent. The supply has restarted and will be in full swing in the coming days, the company said in a statement.
The combined output from Manesar and Gurgaon, which is about 5,000 vehicles per day, was hit with the closure of the plants, as a result of which Maruti Suzuki shares tumbled around 2.5 percent Monday, reports NDTV Profit.
Manesar and Gurgaon are the only two plants of Maruti Suzuki currently functioning in India. Hence, the suspension essentially led to complete production halt of Maruti Suzuki cars.
Maruti Suzuki is not only manufacturer affected by the agitation. India's largest two-wheeler-maker Hero MotoCorp said Monday production had partially been affected at its facilities in Haryana and Neemrana in Rajasthan as the agitating Jats blocked major highways.