Maruti Suzuki India said that it has extended maintenance shutdown of its plants till May 16. “The maintenance shutdown, which was till May 9, 2021, is being extended…keeping in view the current pandemic situation,” Maruti Suzuki said in a regulatory filing.
However, it added that some activities will continue in the plants located at Gurugram and Manesar in Haryana.
It was not immediately clear if the shutdown was to ensure safety of its workers or due to lower demand.
The coronavirus pandemic pushed India’s passenger vehicle sales to their lowest in six years, annual data from an auto industry body showed last month, with the sector bracing for further fallout from a recent surge in cases.
India on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day COVID-19 deaths, as cases continued to rise and states imposed stricter lockdowns.