Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: Motorcycle brand Royal Enfield has resumed operations at its manufacturing facilities from Wednesday.

According to the company, manufacturing activity was commenced first at the Oragadam unit, near Chennai, in a staggered manner, with minimal staff over a single shift.

"Employees and shop floor staff residing in and around plant locations will be aligned to work in these units so as to avoid long-distance travel and minimise contact during transportation," the company said in a statement.

"There will be complete compliance to norms of social distancing and workplace sanitisation."

As per the statement, operations at the other two manufacturing facilities -Tiruvottiyur and Vallam Vadagal - will be started in a phased manner. 

"All other office locations including corporate offices in Chennai, Gurgaon and the UK Technical Centre will continue to remain closed, and employees will work from home as of now," the statement said.

In addition, the company said that while the majority of the Royal Enfield dealer network will continue to remain closed, around 120 dealerships have begun partial operations.

"We expect around 300 dealerships, in all, to be operational by mid May with strict safety measures and social distancing norms will be followed at dealerships as well," the statement added.

TVS Motor Company resumes operations in India

Two and three-wheeler major TVS Motor Company on Wednesday said that it has commenced operations in India across all factories in Hosur (Tamil Nadu), Mysuru (Karnataka) and Nalagarh (Himachal Pradesh).

"A comprehensive preparedness manual has been designed for employees to ensure complete adherence to necessary safety guidelines to help minimise the spread of the virus," the company said in a statement.

"At all its manufacturing facilities, the company has undertaken exhaustive measures to ensure safe workplace for employees with appropriate social distancing and highest standards of hygiene," it said.

The company added that the 'work from home' option also continues for certain category of employees, in adherence to the respective state government guidelines.

TVS Motor Company is the flagship company of the $8.5 billion TVS Group.