News Summary: Maruti Suzuki restarts car plant

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Posted: Aug 21, 2012 11:56 AM

IN GEAR: A factory owned by India's largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki, reopened Tuesday, more than a month after rioting workers killed a company manager and injured dozens.

CAUTIOUS START: Around 500 police and security personnel stood guard as workers lined up to enter the plant in a suburb of New Delhi. It will produce 150 cars a day — less than 10 percent of its capacity.

COSTLY STOP: Analysts say the shutdown was costing the company 1 billion rupees ($18 million) a day. Officials say production will be gradually stepped up.