Widespread protests by Jats seeking caste-based reservations in several parts of Haryana has crippled the supply of components to automakers, forcing players like Maruti Suzuki to temporarily suspend production at its two plants in the state.
The country’s largest carmaker said it has suspended production at its Gurgaon and Manesar plants starting Saturday afternoon.
“Owing to the agitation in Rohtak and nearby areas, supplies of certain components have been disrupted. As a consequence, the Company has had to temporarily suspend manufacture of cars”, Maruti said in a statement.
The company is making efforts to arrange the components from other sources. It will resume operations once the supply of components is restored. The combined output from Manesar and Gurgaon is about 5,000 vehicles per day.
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