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Motorcycle manufacturer, Royal Enfield has shut it’s manufacturing units temporarily in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu, reported local media. 


The company shut its Vallam Vadagal, Thiruvottiyur, and Oragadam facilities on Thursday for three days. The company had previously shut its units from May 13-16 owing to rising COVID-19 cases. Factory maintenance was executed during this period, according to a company press release. 


In February, the company announced plans of ramping-up production because of sharp improvement in global demand. The company’s annual production capacity is around 950,000 vehicles. The Eicher Motor’s motorcycle subsidiary has not specified production cuts for the year yet. 


Some reports suggest that halt period could be extended in view of safety and health of its workers. Positive COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu are rising at an alarming rate.



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