Maruti To Halt Production At Manesar, Gurugram Plants For Two Days
A file photo of Maruti Suzuki’s car plant in Manesar. (Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg)

Maruti To Halt Production At Manesar, Gurugram Plants For Two Days

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Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., the country’s largest carmaker, has decided to halt production at its Gurugram and Manesar plants in Haryana for two days—Sept. 7 and Sept. 9.

"Both days will be observed as no production days," Maruti Suzuki said in a statement.

Amid a prolonged auto slowdown in India, Maruti Suzuki cut its production by 33.99 percent in August—the seventh straight month of reduction.

The company produced a total of 1,11,370 units in August as against 1,68,725 in the year-ago month. Production of passenger vehicles last month stood at 1,10,214 units as against 1,66,161 in August 2018, a decline of 33.67 percent.

In July, the automaker had cut its production by 25.15 percent to 1,33,625 units.

Maruti Suzuki’s sales in August fell by a third year-on-year to 1,06,413 units, the carmaker said in a statement on Sept. 1.

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