New Delhi: Two-wheeler giant Hero MotoCorp announced on Friday that it will resume partial operations at its three plants at Gurugram and Dharuhera in Haryana and Haridwar in Uttarakhand from May 17.
Previously, the company had halted operations temporarily at its six plants in India in a staggered manner for four days from April 22 to May 2, and then further extended it till May 16.
The six manufacturing units are located at Dharuhera and Gurugram, Haryana; Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh; Haridwar in Uttarakhand; Neemrana in Rajasthan, and Halol in Gujarat with a total yearly production capacity of 90 lakh units.
In a statement reported by PTI, Hero MotoCorp said it is "gearing up towards a gradual resumption of operations by starting single shift production at three of its plants - Gurugram and Dharuhera in Haryana and Haridwar in the northern hill state of Uttarakhand - from Monday, May 17." The plants will cater to domestic supply and global markets.
The company also revealed that it "continues to monitor the situation closely and the remaining manufacturing plants and other facilities will also open up gradually".
Last week the company had announced an extension of its shutdown till May 16 in all its plants across India owing to the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country. The shutdown also included the Global Parts Center (GPC) in Neemrana and the R&D facility - the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur.
The company is also reportedly leading inoculation efforts. They said that more than 90 per cent of their employees aged over 45 have been vaccinated. The company continues to prioritize safety and states, "Strict safety and hygiene protocols are in place at all plant locations and offices in preparation for the gradual resumption of operations"