With an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, various automakers have either temporarily halted production or reduced manufacturing.

The flagship of the Hinduja Group, Ashok Leyland, said on Monday it had cut production at its manufacturing plants due to falling demand with the second wave of COVID-19 sweeping the country.

The company has carefully studied the demand situation and efforts are being made to meet the demand on the one hand, while being aware of the disruptions in the supply situation, Ashok Leyland said in a regulatory filing.

“The demand outlook for all of our products is expected to be temporarily affected. As a result, our factory operations have been reduced and are expected to operate for 7 to 15 days in May. We will continue to respond to the COVID situation in the country as it unfolds, ”he added.

At the same time, the company would continue to meet defense vehicle needs and also provide support for essential parts and aggregates for the commercial vehicle portfolio, enabling the movement of essential goods and services, the company based in Chennai.

With an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, various automakers have either temporarily halted production for a few days or reduced manufacturing in order to adjust inventories with lower demand.

The company, which is the country’s second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, said it is committed to the well-being of its staff, their families and the wider ecosystem, including customers, dealers and providers.

“With health and safety at the forefront, our Emergency Response Team, a high-level task force responsible for managing COVID-related protocols, has reviewed all standard operating procedures and is ensuring that they are implemented. “, did he declare.

Vaccination of employees and families is monitored and activated through vaccination camps in all facilities, he added.

On Monday, daily COVID-19 cases in India showed a slight decline with 3.68,147 new coronavirus infections reported in one day, bringing the total of cases to 1,99,25,604.

The death toll rose to 2,18,959, with 3,417 new deaths per day.

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