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It’s a curfew-like situation – Cover Story News

The auto sector, already reeling under a protracted economic slowdown, with a 14 per cent decline in sales (all vehicles), is now under the COVID-19 cloud. Footfalls in showrooms have halved. It’s a curfew-like situation, says Sanghi, who has been in the auto retail business since 1985 and owns five Mahindra & Mahindra and two Hero Motors showrooms. We’re desperate to sell because of the Supreme Court directive on BS-IV norms. (As per the court order, BS-IV vehicles cannot be sold/ registered in India from April 1, 2020).

The auto sector is impacted in multiple ways:

1. Scarcity of critical electronic components sourced from China.

2. Clampdown in states like Maharashtra and Kerala, affecting sales.

3. Carmakers have put in place strict protocols at dealerships and service centres to prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases. has plenty of useful resources that can help you better understand the coronavirus pandemic and protect yourself. Read our comprehensive guide (with information on how the virus spreads, precautions and symptoms), watch an expert debunk myths, and access our dedicated coronavirus page.
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