The country’s largest carmaker
on Saturday said it has extended maintenance shutdown of its plants till May 16 amid the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. The company had last month said it was advancing the annual plant maintenance shutdown to May 1-May 9, which was originally scheduled for June.
It, however, said some activities will continue in the plants located at Gurgaon and Manesar in Haryana.
Suzuki Motor Gujarat has also taken a similar decision, the filing added.
MSI had earlier stated that as part of the car manufacturing process, it uses a small amount of oxygen in its factories, while relatively much larger quantities are used by the manufacturers of components.