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Maruti Suzuki Sold Zero Cars in April Due To Lockdown

Maruti Suzuki said in a statement, “This was because in compliance with the Government orders all production facilities were closed.”

New Delhi| Maruti did not sell a single unit in the domestic market last month due to coronavirus-led national lockdown, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported.

The India auto major said in a statement: “Maruti Suzuki India Limited had zero sales in the domestic market, (including sales to OEM), in April 2020. This was because in compliance with the Government orders all production facilities were shut.”

However, Maruti shipped 632 units from Mundra port following the resumption of port operations. The firm said the units were sent assuring all safety guidelines.

Last month, India’s largest carmaker had got approval from the Gurugram district government to resume its Manesar plant on a single shift basis, while fixing the total number of employees at the plant at 4,696. The firm had then decided to reopen operations only when it can manage continuous production and sell vehicles.

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RC Bhargava, MSI Chairman had told Press Trust of India, “We will start operations whenever we can maintain continuous production and sell it (vehicles), which is not possible at this point of time.”

India is under a 40-day lockdown which is aimed at containing the virus starting from 25th March which is due to end on 3rd May.
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