Eicher Motors halts production due to Chennai rains

Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Two wheeler-maker Eicher Motor Ltd on Thursday said it has closed down its plants here and at Oragadam near here due to heavy rains.

In a statement, the company said the unprecedented rainfall in Chennai has affected its manufacturing facilities and offices.

“The floods caused by the rain have also impacted logistics and our supply chain, resulting in disruption of our production,” it said.

“As a consequence, we have shut down our offices in the city and our plants in Thiruvottiyur (in Chennai) and Oragadam (near Chennai) since December 1st,” the statement said.

According to Eicher Motors, due to the rains, as many as 4,000 motorcycles could not be produced.

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