Production came to a halt during the lockdown
Online bookings were suspended in May 2020
Deliveries expected to see a delay
Bajaj has reopened online bookings for its Chetak electric scooter. The company had suspended production due to the Coronavirus situation and the national lockdown, and this led to a pile-up of orders, forcing them to close bookings temporarily. Now, with the phased easing of the lockdown, Bajaj has begun accepting bookings online. The bike maker has also resumed operations at its Chakan facility, where the Chetak is built.
However, deliveries are expected to be delayed. At the time of the suspension of production, Bajaj mentioned that bookings made in February 2020 would be shipped by September 2020. And now, the time gap between bookings and deliveries is set to expand, unless Bajaj ramps up production and distribution.