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Royal Enfield Resumes Normal Operations at 2 Chennai Plants


New Delhi: Eicher Motors on Friday said its two-wheeler division Royal Enfield has resumed normal operations at its manufacturing plants in Chennai, where production activity was impacted due to heavy rains.

“As of Monday, December 14, we are back to normal at our plants, and are running at 100 per cent of our installed capacity at Royal Enfield,” Eicher Motors said in a regulatory filing.

Royal Enfield, which is a part of Eicher Motors, produces popular bikes like Bullet, Classic, Thunderbird and Continental GT at the two plants.

Due to heavy rains and flooding in Chennai, Royal Enfield’s production facilities in Thiruvottiyur and Oragadam were shut from the December 1 and December 6.

The niche bike maker had resumed production of motorcycles on December 7, with its manufacturing facilities operating at 50 per cent of the total installed capacity.

“Over the course of the last week our production rates improved steadily as our facilities, employees and suppliers recovered from the aftermath of the floods,” the company said.

Shares in Eicher Motors, on Friday, ended 0.37 per cent lower at Rs 16,175.90 apiece on the BSE, whose benchmark Sensex index finished down 1.10 per cent.


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