Covid 19 outbreak: Maruti Suzuki suspends operations at Gurugram, Manesar plant
New Delhi : Maruti Suzuki India, one of the largest carmakers in the nation, has suspended all its operations at Gurugram and Manesar till next notice. Work at the research and development centre in Rohtak will also be stopped from March 23.
"The government policy now requires closure of production and accordingly the company has taken a decision on production closure. The company will shut production and office operations at its facilities in Gurugram and Manesar, Haryana, with immediate effect till further notice. The research and development centre at Rohtak will also remain closed. The duration of this shutdown will depend upon government policy," the company said in a regulatory filing.
However, the company did not mention if same actions have been taken for their manufacturing unit in Gujarat.
In order to protect their staff from getting infected from the virus and comply with the government's orders, other vehicle manufacturers have also closed their manufacturing hubs.
Hero MotoCorp Ltd, country’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, on Sunday, announced its decision to stop work in factories across the country, including its research and development facility in Jaipur till 31 March. The manufacturing capacities in other nations like Colombia and Bangladesh will also remain closed.
Amid rising number of coronavirus cases in Pune, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India Pvt Ltd, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Tata Motors Ltd, with manufacturing capacities in the vicinity, have also decided to stop production.
"In light of heightened concern on spread of coronaVirus in Maharashtra, we have decided to suspend the manufacturing operations at our Nagpur plant with immediate effect and Chakan (Pune) and Kandivali (Mumbai) from Monday night onwards. None of the plants is working on Sunday, March 22, 2020," said Mahindra and Mahindra in a regulatory filing on Sunday.