As bikes are one of the most used modes of transport in Tamil Nadu, the floods left lakhs of people without a mode of transport as the high-levels of water damaged their bikes and left them completely unusable. To help these people, four motorcycle companies including TVS Motor, India Yamaha Motor, Bajaj Auto and Eicher Motors will hold free service camps for 10 days to repair vehicles damaged in the floods and heavy rains. The service camps would be organized in Chennai, Thiruvallur and Cuddalore districts from December 12th to 21st at various locations. Here’s the full list of authorised service centres taken from the Tamil Nadu state government website: http://bit.ly/1M8L1YN
The recent flooding, the worst in over a 100 years, of Chennai and surrounding regions has had horrible consequences for the people in the state. And the automobile industry wasn’t spared either. Chennai, nicknamed the ‘Detroit of India’, is home to a number of automobile and bike manufacturers from all over the world. Due to the severe flooding, almost all the companies had to shut down their factories as the workers and also the delivery trucks had no way to reach them.
The famed Royal Enfield is one of those affected by the floods with the company confirming a loss of over 11,000 units. Their production rate and bike delivery period have also taken a serious hit as the factory is currently operating at a 50% capacity only. Other companies like Yamaha, TVS and car makers like Nissan, Ford and Hyundai are also suffering a similar fate.
It’s a big relief for bike owners in Tamil Nadu that these camps are being conducted as they can now regain their modes of transportation for no cost at all.
These camps are being conducted on the request of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. “I have requested TVS Motor Company, India Yamaha Motor, Bajaj Auto, Eicher Motors to provide free service and based upon that, the companies have decided to conduct camps”, she said in an official release.
We hope that more manufacturers will join in on these camps to help the residents of Tamil Nadu gain use of their vehicles.
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