The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, will finalise investment plans for a new plant at its Manesar facility at a board meet of the company in mid-October.
“At this point of time, there is no investment finalised. Unless the project plan and timing of shifting are fixed, nothing can be said now,” the Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), R. C. Bhargava, told PTI. He, however, said: “we expect that everything will be finalised by the time the board will meet next month. The board meeting will be held around October 20.”
Reports in international media said Japanese auto major, Suzuki Motor Corp, would invest around 20 billion yen (about Rs. 1,050 crore) in its Indian subsidiary, Maruti Suzuki, for setting up a new plant and to move production lines to Manesar from Gurgaon.
Last week, the company had said it would shift a part of its production from the Gurgaon Plant-I to a new facility at Manesar in a phased manner.
The company had recently said it would invest up to Rs. 1,500 crore in building test tracks and a research and development centre in Rohtak, Haryana, over and above an earlier announced Rs. 9,000 crore investment till March, 2010. MSI had said it would be scaling up its annual production to 10 lakh by the end of this year from eight lakh units.