Honda Cars India is reportedly ending vehicle production at its Greater Noida plant and will move its entire production unit to its Tapukara plant, in the Alwar District of Rajasthan. The report published by ET Auto claims that in December 2020 there has been no production at the Greater Noida facility. Until last month, the plant produced models like the Honda City sedan, CR-V SUV, and the Civic sedan. We did reach out to the company for an official statement, however, Honda has refused to comment on this matter right now.
Honda employed about 2,000 workers in the manufacturing department, at the Great Noida facility, however, now the number of permanent employees has come down to 1,000. Reportedly, most of them have opted for the voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) while others have been transferred to the Tapukara plant. Interestingly, the company has already floated VRS for its permanent employees, which will be effective from January 28, 2020. The company’s corporate office and R&D department will continue to operate from Great Noida.