MUMBAI: Maruti Suzuki wants to move its Gurgaon factory in Haryana to second place, because it puts the city outside the national capital in order to keep the facilities for cars.
A top Maruti executive confirmed the plan, but said that it would take 4-5 years for new facility to become operational.
The local unit of Suzuki Motor of Japan said there is no comment to offer it.
Maruti's Gurgaon facility has a major role in India's automotive history. Since it rolled the Maruti 800 small car from the factory in 1983, the company is building one of the two passenger vehicles sold in India, which has now become the top automotive in India.
Maruti's success has encouraged many other automobile makers to invest in India's thrifty manufacturing capabilities, making the country one of the top producing bases and markets for passenger vehicles and components.