Rajasthan CM inaugurates HMSI motorcycle plant in Alwar

Rajasthan Chief minister(CM) Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday inaugurated the new plant of Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India Pvt Ltd. at Tapukara Industrial Area in Alwar district. Speaking on the occasion, he said industrial development is increasing in the state with increasing investments. He said a special package would be given to industrialists in the new investment policy. He appealed to the Honda Group to set up car plant in the state, assuring help in every way. He said Rajasthan will need more employment till 2020 and the state government is preparing to provide employment to youth in government and private sectors in the coming years.
The new plant built near the Haryana-Rajasthan border, which is also close to the company's first plant at Manesar (Haryana), was inaugurated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the presence of Japan's Honda Motor Company President and CEO Takanobu Ito and Takashi Nagai, President and CEO, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. and Honda Motor India Private. HMSI's Tapukara plant will employ around 3,200 people and manufacture scooter Activa and 110cc bike CB Twister. HMSI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan's Honda Motor Company, has already announced setting up of a third plant near Bangalore with an investment of about Rs.1,000 crore. This plant is likely to become operational by mid-2013 with an installed capacity of 12-lakh units annually. “We are committed to India market and have already announced huge investments to build capacity and expand our presence. “The expansion of Tapukara plant and setting up of a new plant in Bangalore will enable us to serve the vast Indian two-wheeler market more efficiently. By 2013, our total production will reach 40-lakh units…we will be able to meet needs of both urban and rural markets,” HMSI President and CEO Keita Muramatsu said after the plant's inauguration.