Maruti wins approval

NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, India’s top carmaker, has won shareholder approval to source cars from a Gujarat plant to be built by parent Suzuki Motor Corp, its chairman said on Thursday. Maruti received 89.8 per cent of minority shareholders’ votes in its favour, RC Bhargava said. Nearly two years ago minority shareholders had opposed the original Gujarat plant plan saying Maruti would not benefit. The carmaker, which contributes about a third of its parent’s revenue, will now invest surplus cash in boosting its local research and development centre and doubling the number of dealerships, Bhargava said.