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Auto sector amid lockdown: Slow steps to normalcy

The home ministry had allowed factories in rural areas or those outside municipal limits to resume production under strict safety and hygiene guidelines from Monday
Mercedes-Benz India has resumed production at its manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune, in phases.

TT Bureau   |   Mumbai   |   Published 07.05.20, 12:12 AM

Mercedes-Benz India has resumed production at its manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune, in phases. Chennai-based TVS Motor Company said it has commenced operations across all factories at Hosur, Mysuru and Nalagarh, while bike maker Royal Enfield has started operations at its manufacturing plants.

However, Honda Cars India Ltd said lack of required workforce is making it difficult to resume operations at its two manufacturing plants, but its dealerships were opening up slowly. The auto maker is planning to restart operations at Tapukara plant in Rajasthan sometime next week.

Isuzu Motors India said it has received approvals from local authorities to resume operations at its plant in SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. Tyre major MRF has partially resumed operations in most of its plants with restricted manpower.

The home ministry had allowed factories in rural areas or those outside municipal limits to resume production under strict safety and hygiene guidelines from Monday with an aim to kickstart economic activity in the third phase of lockdown till May 17.

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