Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said the state is emerging as a global hub in the automobile sector.
After signing of the State Support Agreement (SSA) agreement with Maruti Suzuki for its manufacturing facility here,Modi said that Gujarat has emerged as a prominent global hub in the automobile sector.
“The journey started with Tata Nano,Ford,Peugeot,and now Maruti has entered in Gujarat which will strengthen the ‘brand Gujarat’ as a globally preferred business location,” he said.
Maruti Suzuki will set up two units in two phases in the backward taluka of Mandal-Becharaji in Ahmedabad district.
The first unit (1st phase) will be near the historical town of Becharaji and the second unit (2nd phase) will come up at a location,about 25 kilometres from Becharaji.
“Manufacturing and engineering sector in Gujarat contributes over 27 per cent to state GSDP and overall 9 per cent to the national engineering output,” Modi said.
“There are more than 30 engineering clusters and more clusters are emerging like Sanand- Viramgam,Mandal-Becharaji,Halol-Savli,Anjar,Santhalpur. This will make Gujarat a global hub in the engineering sector as a whole,” Modi further said.
Shinzo Nakanishi,Managing Director,Maruti Suzuki said Gujarat and India are rapidly emerging as best markets for automobiles.
Maruti and the Gujarat government have also decided to set up a state-of-the-art automobile research institute,the company said.