3rd December’19: The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) which had taken up the cause of the dealers of ‘UM Motorcycles’, whose motorcycles were manufactured and sold in India by UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd (UM Lohia) has now requested Prime Minister’s Office and Allied Ministries viz. Heavy Industries, Road Transport & Highways, Commerce & Industry and Corporate Affairs Ministries to intervene in this matter.
Earlier, FADA, through its counsel Khaitan & Co, had issued a legal notice to UM Lohia and its management, calling upon them to redress all grievances of dealers and to take steps to ensure the maintenance and servicing of motorcycles already sold in accordance with the warranty terms and law.
Having received no satisfactory response from the Company as well as its owners, FADA now has requested the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Corporate Affairs Ministry calling upon the Government to urgently intervene in the matter.
The said incidence is now the 3rd one after General Motors and Man Trucks sudden exit from the country.
Auto Manufacturer’s shutting shops and exiting India overnight now brings a strong urge to introduce Franchisee Protection Act in the Country to safeguard the interest of the Customers, Dealers & Employees since India aspires to make our Country a Manufacturing hub with the aim of Make in India.