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Coronavirus pandemic pushed India's Taj Hotel chain to hope to reduce expenses

Indian Hotels Co., the lavish lodging network run by the Tata Group, utilized the Covid forced lockdown to see where it could spare expenses.

The firm, which claims the notable Taj brand and works The Pierre in New York City, didn't eliminate any positions however redeployed some staff somewhere else in the salt-to-programming Tata realm, Chhatwal said. The organization drooped to a 3.8 billion rupee ($51 million) misfortune in the half-year finished Sept. 30 from a 1.4 billion rupee benefit a year sooner, as a 73% dive in income overshadowed 36% cost reserve funds.

“This was the historic opportunity to review our fixed and variable costs,” Chief Executive Officer Puneet Chhatwal said Wednesday in a Bloomberg Television interview. “The industry never experienced such a revenue decline in the last 100 years.”

Its offers have bounced back 82% from a six-year low in May as India's economy slowly returns. PM Narendra Modi forced a severe and unexpected lockdown in March to contain the Covid episode.