Maruti Suzuki India Limited have opened a dedicated car workshop at one of India’s highest, remotest and most inaccessible terrain, Kaza, earlier this week. Situated at an altitude of 3740 Mtrs (12270 Ft) above sea level, the workshop Spiti Motors will also cover other areas like Rangnik, Kibber, Hanse, Losar, etc towards Keylong and Attargo, Dhankar, Tabo, Hoorling, lower areas of Spiti, and areas of Kinnaur towards Recong Peo.
This workshop will not just meet local requirements but also cater to high tourist traffic. The workshop enjoys the company of Indian Oil Corporation Limited outlet at Kaza, which is also the World’s Highest Altitude Petrol Pump.
In addition to offering service help the workshop would also facilitate car buying for prospective buyers. To enable this, the workshop has tied up with M/s Competent Automobiles, Mandi for vehicle sales promotion, etc. Maruti has 2992 workshops in India covering 1406 cities.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Pankaj Narula, Executive Service, “While life at such high altitude itself is hazardous, servicing cars and doing business with it is even more so especially when the areas are cut off from the rest of the world for a good 4 months every year. We have also ensured that the cost of spare parts would also be comparable to other regions in India even though logistic costs are higher”