A while earlier, we had reported that Maruti Suzuki had suspended bookings for the new Swift owing to the Manesar plant unrest. The company has now taken a step to bring back the bookings for the car by shifting the production of the new Swift from the Manesar plant to its facility in Gurgaon. Due to the labor unrest at Manesar, the car came attached with a waiting period of as long as 8 months which forced dealers across the country to suspend the bookings for the car.
As another step to continue production, the firm has hired additional temporary workers to speed up the production at Manesar where about 250 cars were manufactured yesterday. There is no clue as to when the strike at Manesar, which is currently at its 11th day, would end.
A spokesperson for the firm said, “The Company has taken this decision to deliver Swift cars as soon as possible to customers who have booked them and are waiting for the delivery. As the company is working with less manpower at the Manesar plant these days, the decision to make the Swift both at Manesar and Gurgaon will help the company to raise overall volume.”