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Coronavirus impact: Slowdown-hit automobile hub stares at dead end

The Gurugram-Manesar-Bawal belt, stretching up to Neemrana in Rajasthan, houses one of the largest auto clusters in India

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Pawan Kumar, 34, misses the routine that comes with factory life. Every morning by 8 am, dressed in company-supplied uniform, Kumar would be at the stockyard inside the Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar. He goes on with his job — manually moving around material in the plant’s stockyard. At 1 pm, he takes a 30-minute lunch break at the canteen. His shift ends at 5 pm. Unless there is overtime, Kumar is back by 5.30 pm at his chawl, shared with four others.

On March 22, the country’s largest car manufacturer suspended production at its mother plant to control the

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First Published: Apr 12 2020 | 8:06 PM IST

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