Maruti gets green signal to re-open operations at Manesar plant
New Delhi : Exactly one month after Maruti suspended its operations at the Manesar plant on March 22, the company has been allowed to resume its operations in single shifts with limited staff.
The company's spokesperson has said that a decision to open the plant is yet to be taken.
The certificate to resume operations said the “authorised strength” of the company during the lockdown period would be 4,696 persons and 50 vehicles and it could run in a single shift. However, it later said the application was recommended for permission to operate for 600 employees.
Additional Chief Secretary V.S. Kundu told The Hindu that the company could resume operations after they put in place measures for social distancing and safe management of the workers.
Meanwhile, there are several issues which need to be addressed first. Like Gurugram and Manesar plants are interlinked but there is no word on resuming operations at the former plant.
Secondly, the company would not prefer to work in isolation with no vendors in the market. There was confusion over the number of staff members allowed as well, since different numbers were quoted, and “our team was in talks with the government on this and other related issued,” he said.