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As covid cases rise, HMSI suspends operations from May 1 to 15 in all units

The country’s second largest two-wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) Thursday said it is temporarily suspending operations across its four manufacturing facilities due to the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases and the multiple lockdowns in the country and will utilize this temporary production shut down  from1st May to 15th May, 2021 for advancing its annual plant maintenance activities.

“In view of the current severe situation on account of the 2nd wave of Covid 19 and subsequent multiple lockdowns across various cities in the country, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has announced a temporary halt of its production operations across all 4 plants, effective from 1st May, 2021”, the company said in a statement.

HMSI has four manufacturing plants across Manesar (Haryana), Tapukara (Rajasthan), Narsapura (Karnataka) and Vithalapur (Gujarat).

The statement added, “Parallely to effectively break the chain, all Honda office associates will continue to Work-From-Home to maintain business continuity while extending all possible support to customers and business partners. Only the essential staff will be working at all our plants and various offices across the country.”

Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, MG Motor India have also  advanced annual maintenance shutdown or announced temporary suspension of operations due  to covid cases rise.