• Kyodo


Indian-Japanese carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. said Thursday it will resume operations at its violence-wracked car plant in Manesar in northern India on Tuesday, after the local state government vowed to deploy a rapid-action force to quell any further rioting.

Maruti Suzuki shut down the plant after it was wracked by worker violence on July 18 that led to the death of a plant manager and injured 100 others.

The government of the state of Haryana met with top Maruti Suzuki management earlier this week and promised to deploy the rapid-action force to ensure the safety of workers and managers at the plant, the Hindustan Times said Tuesday.

The Manesar plant, Suzuki’s principal manufacturing base in India, has an annual production capacity of 600,000 vehicles.

Maruti Suzuki, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corp., is the leading car manufacturer in India, accounting for nearly 40 percent of the nation’s auto market.

Established in 1983, the company posted sales of 347 billion rupees ($6.2 billion) in the past business year to March 31.

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