Company homes in Gujarat haven’t solely resorted to a work-from-home coverage as soon as once more, however some have additionally closed their headquarters, given the growing Covid-19 instances within the state.
Infrastructure and buying and selling conglomerate Adani Group has determined to shut its headquarters on SG freeway and requested all staff to work at home. Sources within the Gautam Adani-led conglomerate stated a few buildings, which home the group’s headquarters, within the Shantigram township will stay closed until subsequent Monday. The newly constructed headquarters have almost 5,000 staff.
Sources stated lots of the staff dwell within the township. With almost 100 instances surfacing contained in the township, the administration determined to close the places of work for per week.
The Indian multinational conglomerate manages various companies, together with power, assets, logistics, agri-commodities, actual property, monetary companies and aerospace, from its headquarters. The group has an annual income of over $13 billion with operations at 70 areas in 50 nations.
One other Ahmedabad-based conglomerate, Torrent Group, has additionally closed its headquarters and requested all staff to work from their houses. Jayesh Desai, govt director of Torrent Group, stated the choice was taken to guard staff from the coronavirus an infection.
Desai stated, nonetheless, that operations at Torrent Group’s vegetation proceed, and technical and different employees working at vegetation are following the required protocol. The `21,500-crore group’s core companies of gasoline, prescribed drugs and energy are managed from its headquarters.
Although India’s greatest personal sector firm, Reliance Industries (RIL), is headquartered in Mumbai, most of its enterprise pursuits — together with one of many greatest crude oil refineries in Asia — are in Gujarat.
RIL has transformed two townships adjoining its crude oil refineries at Jamnagar and Vadodara into fortresses. Based on its spokesperson, no outsiders are allowed to enter the townships until additional discover. “Even those that exit of the township for some work are requested to quarantine for 14 days earlier than they return. Most staff have been requested to work at home, and solely those that are require for on-site operations are going to work on the refineries,” he stated.
The $550-million Ahmedabad-based Meghmani Group has additionally shut its headquarters in Prahaladnagar. Ashish Soparkar, managing director of Meghmani Organics, a flagship firm of the group, stated the administration has requested round 200 staff from headquarters to work at home until additional discover. Soparkar stated operations at Meghmani’s dye and chemical manufacturing vegetation in Ahmedabad, Dahej and Bharuch haven’t been affected by the second wave of the pandemic. Operations are going easily with all the required precautions, he stated.