The company had declared a lock out at the Manesar plant on July 21, 2012 following large scale violence by workmen on Jul 18, 2012. In the violence a general manager, Awanish Kumar Dev, was burnt to death inside the plant facilities and 96 supervisors and managers were injured / hospitalized.
The company had stated that it could only start production when the safety and security of its managers, supervisors and workers could be ensured.
The state government has taken measures to confirm the safety of employes and special arrangements have been made for residences of employees. The steps taken by state government includes setting up a Rapid Action Force of 500 police personnel headed by a senior police officer near the Manesar area. In each shift 100 of them will be in the Maruti Suzuki (Q,N,C,F)* Manesar factory. 2) 40 Personal Security Officers (PSOs) have been provided for the safety of managers, supervisors, and where necessary the workers.
MSIL has created a special force of 100 security guards, including ex-servicemen, at its Manesar Plant in addition to the existing security force, to enhance security.
"We believe that these measures, and the continuing efforts of the Haryana government and its police force, to investigate, arrest and prosecute the criminals involved in the violence on 18th July, will create a safe environment for work to resume" said MSIL.
This came as good news for many who have booked the car and are eagerly waiting to reopen as they can expect the delivery of the car soon. The shares of the company was up by 0.86% at Rs 1,182 on BSE at 9.25 am IST.