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Production at Maruti’s 2 plants in Haryana remains suspended

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New Delhi: Production remained suspended for the second day today at Maruti Suzuki India’s two plants in Gurgaon and Manesar as supplies of components continue to be hit by the agitation of Jats demanding job reservation.

The two plants put together roll out some 5,000 unitsof vehicles a day. The company temporarily halted production at the two plants on Saturday due to Jat agitation in Haryana. Company sources said that it remains uncertain if production would resume at the factories even tomorrow.

Asked when the operations could resume at the two plants, a company spokesperson told PTI: “We will assess the situation in the morning and then decide the next course of action.” Sporadic incidents of arson were reported in violence-torn Haryana today as the state limped back to normal with curfew being lifted gradually and Jat protesters starting to lift blockades after BJP announced setting up of a committee to examine the quota demand of the community.


The protesters continued to block some roads including the arterial Delhi-Ambala Highway, demanding a written assurance that the community will be given reservation in the state.

The Jats also continued to block some roads including in Rohtak, Hisar and Bhiwani districts. Road traffic on various national and state highways from Hissar to various destinations, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Sirsa, Siwani and Bhiwani remained suspended.

Railway traffic from Hissar to various destinations including Delhi, Ludhiana, Bhiwani and Sadulpur also remained suspended.