The firm's anufacturing unit at Oragadam, near Chennai, will be the first to begin operations in a staggered manner, with minimal staff working a single shift. Employees and shopfloor staff are residing in and around the plant site in order to avoid long-distance travel and minimise contact during transportation. There will be complete compliance to social distancing norms and workplace sanitisation.
Operations at two other units - Tiruvottiyur and Vallam Vadagal - will start in a phased manner.
All other locations, including corporate offices in Chennai, Gurgaon and the UK Technical
Centre will remain shut, and employees will work from home for the time being.
While the majority of Royal Enfield
dealer network will remain closed, 120 dealerships have begun partial operations. The firm expects around 300 dealerships in all to be operational by mid-May. Strict safety measures and social distancing norms will be followed at dealerships as well.
During the period of the lockdown, Royal Enfield extended warranty and free service validity for two months. It will continue to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate action as per regulatory and administrative guidance, the company said.
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