Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, will shut down its manufacturing units in Haryana to make oxygen gas available for medical needs, the company said in a filing with the stock exchanges.
"As part of the car manufacturing process, Maruti Suzuki uses a small amount of oxygen in its factories while relatively much larger quantities are used by the manufacturers of components. In the current situation, we believe that all available oxygen should be used to save lives," Maruti Suzuki said in a press release.
Suzuki Motor has also decided to shut down its manufacturing unit in Gujarat, Maruti Suzuki added.
The company has advanced its annual maintenance shutdown to May 1 through May 9 from the earlier date scheduled for June and is committed to support the government in diverting oxygen for saving lives, the Maruti Suzuki statement said.