Maruti Suzuki halts operations at Gurgaon and Manesar plants

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 22 Mar 2020

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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