New Delhi: Honda Cars India said on Thursday that in view of the outbreak of the second wave of corona infection in the country, it has decided to keep the production plant in Rajasthan closed for about ten days. has done. The Japanese automaker is currently selling vehicles like Amaze and Honda City in the country. It has decided to keep the plant at Tapukara closed for 12 days from May 7 in view of the increasing cases of corona infection.
Honda Cars India spokesperson told PTI-language, “In view of the severe second wave of corona infection, the company has informed its associates and suppliers that the production plant and maintenance block at Tapukara, Rajasthan will be closed from May 7 to 18.” will be kept closed. The spokesperson said, “The production work will be resumed on May 19. The maintenance block will be closed till mid-May.”
Honda’s Tapukara production plant has a production capacity of 1.8 lakh units per annum. Earlier, Mahindra & Mahindra had also announced the closure of its automotive division production plant due to increasing cases of corona infection.
At the same time, Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp, MG Motor India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) and Suzuki Motorcycle India have already announced temporary suspension of their production operations in view of the increase in corona infection cases.
According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday, 4,12,262 new cases of infection were registered in the country in the last 24 hours and 3,980 people lost their lives due to this epidemic. The total cases of infection in the country rose to 2,10,77,410 and the death toll reached 2,30,168. (agency)