With the standoff between workers and management at Maruti Suzuki India Limited's Manesar plant entering its 24{+t}{+h}day on Wednesday, trade unions in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt are waiting for the Haryana Labour Minister Shiv Charan Lal Sharma to make the first move and initiate the next round of negotiations. Three union leaders were arrested on Sunday and later released on bail, following the failure of the first round of talks.

MSIL in a statement said it produced 625 Swift cars from Manesar and Gurgaon plants on Wednesday. The company also announced its plans to start production of SX4 and A-star models at Manesar plant in a week's time.

The company claimed that about 1,100 people are working on the production line in Manesar plants. “These include supervisors, engineers and trained and experienced people brought by the company. The company will continue to increase manpower in the Manesar plants. No fresh talks were held by the company management with the agitating workers today,” MSIL said in a statement.

Over 1,500 workers are sitting on an indefinite dharna after the company denied them entry following the workers' refusal to sign a Good Conduct Bond which they said was illegal and contained coercive provisions.