Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car manufacturer had announced earlier that Gujarat was the ideal location chosen for setting up its new plant. S.N. Burman, the company’s GM (General Manager) told that Gujarat would still be considered an ideal location for setting up its new plant, but then a final decision has not been taken so far. He told that they are considering the possibility of opening up their upcoming plants in Haryana and Tamil Nadu. He told that they are in touch with Gujarat and Governments of other States and talks have been ongoing, but they still have to come up with a final decision.
The reports suggested that the Manesar plant in Haryana could produce around 3.5-lakh cars per year. Around 8.5-lakh cars yearly are being manufactured currently in the company’s three plants in Gurgaon. According to the report, the company’s MD (Managing Director), Shinzo Nakanishi and R.C. Bhargava (Chairman) had met Narendra Modi (CM of Gujarat) earlier this May and spoken about possibilities of opening up its facility in Gujarat. It is to be noted that Gujarat is the hub for Tata Nano cars produced by Tata Motors. Both Shinzo Nakanishi and Bhargava are hopeful that the finalization of their plant setup and other necessary formalities for their Phase-1 project would be completed in a span of three months and full operation of the plant in another five years.