Mr Narendra Modi has probably taken a vow to make Gujarat the Motown of India. It started with GM setting up plant in Halol. Then happened the Tata Singur debacle in which Mr Modi saw an opportunity and grabbed it by its horns.
Tata decided to set up the Nano plant in Sanand, Gujarat. Ford and Peugeot-Citroen followed the herd and booked their land in Gujarat. Now, India’s largest auto maker, Maruti Suzuki is all set to drive in Mehsana, Gujarat.
Maruti Suzuki plans to invest a whopping 18,000 Cr in the Mehsana plant which includes 6,000 Cr for ancillary unit development. After the recent labour trouble in Manesar, Maruti Suzuki was hunting for a place with friendly government policies and labour laws. Gujarat came across as the right destination and the decision was finalized.
The company will invest in the plant is a phased manner. The first investment will be of Rs6,000 to set up a plant having capacity to produce 10 lakh cars per year. Another Rs 6000 crores would be invested to double the capacity to 20 lakh cars per year.
Additionally, Rs 6,000 crore would be invested in the third phase for the vendor park. Most of the cars produced over here will be exported to international markets through the various ports of Gujarat.
[Source - DNAIndia.com]