amaravati sources stated that India's second largest carmaker hyundai Motor india Ltd, besides kia motors india, Franco-Japanese alliance car plant Renault nissan Automotive india Private Ltd, two and three wheeler makers TVS Motor Company Ltd, Eicher Motors Ltd and Suzuki Motorcycle india Pvt Ltd have announced closure of their plants in order to contain the spread of Coronavirus
In a statement hyundai Motor india said it is suspending manufacturing operations near here from march 23 till further notice. The company said "We will await further notifications from State government to resume plant operations". Furthermore the carmaker has two plants near here with a capacity to roll out about seven lakh units per annum. Similarly, kia motors india announced its decision to suspend operations at its manufacturing facility in Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) and company office premises will stop functioning until further notice.
On its part, the Renault nissan Automotive said it will be temporarily halting its operations at its car plant at Oragadam near here from tuesday onwards until further notice. Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor in a regulatory filing said as an interim measure it has decided to shut operations at all its manufacturing facilities and offices for two days effective from Monday. Similarly, Eicher Motors that rolls out Bullet and other motorcycles in a regulatory filing said it has decided to suspend all operations globally, starting monday, march 23, 2020, till march 31, 2020. Eicher Motors has further issued advisories to all dealerships in india to shut down for the same time period, or follow local administrative orders, as may apply.