Taking rapid action and preventive measures against the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Lohia Auto has announced its production closure as the government has imposed lockdown across several cities in India.
Taking preventive measures against the novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Lohia Auto has decided to stop the production at its Kashipur plant. The company took this step as the government has announced a lockdown across several states across the country. Apart from Lohia Auto, several leading auto manufacturers including Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Honda, Suzuki Motorcycle India, Yamaha and others decided to shutter their facilities as a preventive measure against the disease, impacting the auto retail sector massively. Moreover, several companies have asked its employees to work from home, keeping in mind the safety and health of its employees.
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Additionally, BMW India too announced that it would be halting the production at its Chennai plant. The showrooms will also be closed keeping in view the safety of the employees. Taking similar measures, Ford India too suspended production at Chennai and Sanand plants.
FADA President – Ashish Harsharaj Kale said, “The Country today is facing a very tough situation and so is the auto retail industry. Dealers also face the additional issue of BS4 inventory worth ₹ 6400 Cr remaining unsold due to the impact of Covid-19 states and cities under lockdown. More than 12000 dealer outlets are shut in the lockdown states and cities and many more of our members have voluntarily shut their outlets even in areas where there is no mandatory lockdown to break the corona chain. Awaiting a relief from the Hon’ble Supreme Court for BS4 sale extension, auto dealerships are currently focusing and doing everything to break the chain of Covid-19 spread and we pray that our country overcomes the epidemic at the earliest.”