The state government has also given the go-ahead to Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant to utilise 75 per cent of its workforce. Maruti’s Manesar plant opened for production on Tuesday, while the Gurugram plant might take more time to restart.
The state government had earlier allowed companies
to operate with workforce ranging from 20 per cent to over 50 per cent.
Confirming the development, Sunjay Kapur, chairman of Sona Comstar, said: “Yes, we have received permission today (Tuesday) that we can operate with 100 per cent manpower in all our Haryana
plants and the factory can be operational 24x7. We are doing only exports so far and are waiting for local demand. Manpower is an issue as migrant workers have gone back. We will have to work on bringing them back.”
Kapur also confirmed that the firm had received permission for running the factory through the day.
Confirming that permission to operate its Manesar plant had been received, Maruti Suzuki
Chairman R C Bhargava
said: “We have received permission to use 75 per cent of our workforce. It is a good move and a positive beginning. But the amount of production we will do will depend on various factors like consumer demand, vendors and dealers.” Bhargava added thas t the permission was given for one shift.