BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: The direct effect of the strict lockdown enforced by the government across the country is beginning to show up in commercial businesses. And it may also appear, there will be many performance records in the coming days during the lockdown which has almost paralysed the economic pillars, at least for now. Take for instance the performance of India’s #1 carmaker Maruti Suzuki.
For the first time in the history, Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker has posted zero domestic monthly sales in April. The face saver was an export order of 632 cars from Mundra port.
The district administration has approved Maruti Suzuki to partially resume operations at its Manesar plant in Haryana for a single production shift. It will also be following the new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs that allows private industries and industrial establishments operating in rural areas from April 20, but they will have to follow certain guidelines. The Manesar plant will be allowed to operate with 4,696 people and 50 vehicles only.
Since the enforcement of janta curfew and lockdown, Maruti Suzuki has seen a decline of 47 per cent in overall sales in March 2020 selling 83,792 units as compared to the 158,076 units sold in the same month in 2019.