Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra Halt Operations Over Covid-19 Outbreak

Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra Halt Operations Over Covid-19 Outbreak

Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra Halt Operations Over Covid-19 Outbreak
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Many carmakers are suspending production over the deadly viral outbreak 

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has announced shutting down all its operations including facilities at Gurugram and Manesar with immediate effect until further notice as a precautionary measure over the spread of COVID-19. The company stated that its R&D Centre at Rohtak will also remain closed.

Maruti Suzuki said it taking all recommended precautions in its operations against the spread of COVID-19, which includes sanitisation and hygiene, temperature checks, maximising video-conferencing and minimizing contact, closing employee travel, health and distancing advisories to employees and following all government directions on the subject.

Meanwhile, Mahindra and Mahindra also announced suspension of manufacturing operations at its Nagpur Plant, Chakan (Pune) and Kandivali (Mumbai) with immediate effect to protect its employees from the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The company is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving Covid-19 pandemic and will continue to take swift and appropriate action on other plants in the state of Maharashtra and across the nation.

It may be worth noting that other automakers such as Tata Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have also suspended their production at some of their plants till March 31, 2020.