Maruti Suzuki sings accord with Gujarat for new plant
| Friday, Apr 13 2012 9:34PM IST
Kolkata: Indiaâ€™s four wheel giant Maruti Suzuki, is about to inked a formal accord with the Gujarat govt. for the procurement of land for its greenfield manufacturing facility at Mehsana in June this year, a top executive of the company, as per the company statement. â€œThe Gujarat government will hand over 600 acres of land to Maruti following the agreement. The balance 600 acres will be privately acquired by us. The process is on. We are expecting to get hold of the land by June, Â” Maruti Suzuki managing executive officer (Production).â€ M.M. Singh told reporters after launching the companyÂ’s new multi-utility vehicle (MUV) Ertiga here.Company will start construction by 2013 and will meet the deadline to complete project till 2016. It will also develop a vendor park on the other 600 acres of land in Mehsana.Almost three decades after the car major rolled out the first of its iconic Maruti 800s, Maruti is likely to cease carmaking at its Gurgaon plant and turn it into an engine-making hub as Gurgaon is getting very congested to have a car assembly plant.Instead a new facility will be coming up in Mehsana.