Maruti Suzuki India, the passenger vehicle market leader, has shut production and office operations at its manufacturing facilities in Gurgaon and Manesar, Haryana with immediate effect till further notice. The R&D Centre at Rohtak will also remain closed.
While the Gurgaon plant has a manufacturing capacity of 700,000 units per annum in in two shifts in two assembly facilities, the Manesar plant has a manufacturing capacity of 880,000 units per annum in two shifts in three assembly facilities.
In a statement issued today at 4pm, the company says it "has been taking all recommended precautions in its operations against the spread of COVID-19, which includes sanitisation and hygiene, temperature checks, maximising video-conferencing and minimising contact, closing employee travel, health and distancing advisories to employees and following all government directions on the subject.
As a next step, the Government policy now requires closure of production and accordingly the company has taken a decision on production closure. The duration of this shutdown will depend upon government policy."
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