The automotive industry has been severely hit in Chennai where the whole region witnessed the biggest floods in 100 years. Many car and bike makers had to shut factories as the workers couldn’t reach the plant and the route of delivery trucks were completely cut off from rest of the state due to neck-deep water levels.
Royal Enfield has confirmed that the natural calamity has affected its production rate and bike delivery period. The bike maker has suffered a loss of 11,000+ units and the factory is currently operating at 50% capacity only. Yamaha and TVS have faced similar kind of losses as well.
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In order to bring back some little sanity in the current chaotic life of Chennai people, the state government has requested bike makers like Yamaha, TVS and Bajaj to offer free bike servicing to the people who are affected due to heavy rains. The service camps would be organized in Chennai, Thiruvallur and Cuddalore districts from December 12th to 21st at various locations. All the details about the service camp would also be published on state government website.
We hope and pray that even more manufacturers will join the campaign so that people in Chennai can get back on their feet (in this case, their vehicles) soon. Share this with someone who you think would get some help from this news.
UPDATE (11th Dec 2015)
Chennaispeakers.com has released the list of service centres which are offering free service to flood damaged bikes.
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