Suresh Pandian part of the FBS Bus team, Ashok Leyland, was in Jaipur
over the last two weeks to expedite the orders for BSIV buses and
documentation of a major order of Nasik and NMMT totaling 250-300
buses. Once the bus is out of our Alwar plant, the documentation is to
be done at the Azad coach premises in Jaipur. Suresh had to be
physically present in Jaipur to complete all transactional and
documentation work through our body builder Azad Coaches. He completed
all the preliminary transactional work before he was set to leave back
from Jaipur on Saturday,21st March, 2020.
Suresh had to hand over to Paramjeet Singh, another executive of the
same team, before he left. By this time the pandemic had spread
rapidly in the Northern part of India, especially Rajasthan. The word
doing the rounds was that daughter of one of the executives of Azad
Coaches had tested positive for CoVID-19. The factory closed down
immediately, the executive and all those who were on the premises were tested.
In the meantime, Sameer Singh, FBS Head, Ashok Leyland, quickly
connected with Suresh and Paramjeet on a call to take stock of the
situation on hand. Paramjeet who had reached Azad coaches in a private
vehicle, was asked to go back without meeting anyone owing to the
prevailing situation. Suresh was asked to stay on for a day until the
test results were available. His return for Saturday had to be cancelled.
On Monday, the test results showed negative. Suresh heaved a sigh a
relief. However, he had to return to his family in Chennai. With all
the emphasis on social distancing and self-quarantine, he decided that
it was best he remain isolated for a two-week period on his return. As
a safety precaution measure for his family and the community, his
family was instructed to move to his in-laws place before he reached Chennai.
Suresh is currently under self-quarantine.We are proud of his
decision to stay alone in these difficult times.
Aapki Jeet. Hamari Jeet.