Auto companies are shutting production amid coronavirus scare

Maruti Suzuki
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Maruti Suzuki

Country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki has closed its plants in Haryana taking into account the safety of its employees due to spreading of the coronavirus. The company shut its Manesar and Gurgaon plants and its research facility in Rohtak.

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Volkswagen
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Volkswagen

Volkswagen AG's India unit said on Sunday it had stopped production in Pune for three weeks.

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Tata Motors
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Tata Motors

Tata Motors had hinted that it will suspend operations at its plant in Chakan near Pune in view of the rising cases of the Coronavirus. The company in a release said that the Pune facility will rapidly scale down operations to reach skeletal presence till the end of March 23 and prepare for complete shut down by the end of March 24 if the situation warrants.

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Mahindra & Mahindra
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Mahindra & Mahindra

The utility vehicle maker has suspended operations at its three facilities in Maharashtra - Nagpur, Chakan and Kandivali. The company also said that based on the evolving conditions it will take a call on suspending operations in the rest of the facilities. Mahindra & Mahindra said it aims to start making ventilators for coronavirus patients, mirroring efforts by automakers including Ferrari and Fiat.

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Mercedes Benz
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Mercedes Benz

The luxury carmaker closed its Chakan facility as Maharashtra becomes the epicentre of the novel coronavirus with the case count in the state touching the 100 mark. The Chakan facility assembles cars for the luxury carmaker.

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Royal Enfield
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Royal Enfield

The maker of popular Bullet motorcycle said that it's closing down operations globally till March 31. It has also conveyed to all its dealerships to shut down for the same period or follow orders from local administration.

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Hero Motocorp
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Hero Motocorp

India's largest two-wheeler manufacturer shut its operations across all factories in India, Colombia and Bangladesh in view of the rising cases of coronavirus.

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