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Maruti starts to roll out cars from Manesar amid Covid-19 lockdown

The Maruti's Manesar plant has an inventory of over 20,000 ready vehicles. APL plans to load 650 cars on freight trains from Bawal in Haryana on Tuesday.

Maruti Sukuzi | Coronavirus

On Tuesday, Ajeet Singh (name changed), a permanent employee at Maruti Suzuki’s (MSIL) Manesar facility, finally returned to his beloved factory floor, where he has worked for over a decade. But to his dismay, he found that much had changed in the 50 days that the factory had remained shut owing to the nationwide lockdown.

Though he was meeting his colleagues after weeks, Singh could not greet them with a warm hug, the usual chit chat was missing, and they couldn’t go out for a smoke during a break like they used to. Where earlier, they would sit four to six to a table, now ...

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First Published: Wed, May 13 2020. 13:30 IST