Bharat Forge is gearing up to commence partial operations as per the guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India after obtaining permission from the local district authority (MIDC, Baramati).
Home-grown auto component manufacturer Bharat Forge, a part of the Kalyani Group, has announced receiving permission to start partial operations at its Baramati plant. The company said that it is gearing up to commence partial operations as per the guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India after obtaining permission from the local district authority (MIDC, Baramati). As for the company’s other manufacturing facilities in India, they will remain closed until further notice. Bharat Forge first announced suspending operations at its plants on March 23, 2020, as part of the nation’s collective efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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The operation will begin in a phased manner from today, May 5, while the actual production is expected to commence by end of the week. Currently, Bharat Forge is completing all the mandatory safety checks, in addition to training its employees on physical distancing, health and maintaining hygiene. The company has also listed out some of the key measures it will undertake to create a safe work environment.
Firstly, all employees must produce a mandatory self-declaration of good health before joining and daily updates through Aarogya Setu App rolled out by the Government of India. Second, all employees must wear face masks at all times and regularly sanities their hands and personal items, workstations and maintain social distancing. The company will also ensure thorough sanitisation of all workplaces regularly, buses and other official vehicles after each trip.
Bharat Forge has said that it is taking all recommended precautions and preventive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees at all times. The company has also said that it will closely monitor the situation and take necessary steps as may be required from time to time.