In a statement, it also said it has sent two truck loads of spare parts now stored outside Chennai to meet the demand for them.

Maruti Suzuki estimates that over 4,000 cars will be in immediate need of servicing. As to the type of damages, the auto major estimates around 25 percent of the vehicles would have been fully submerged in the flood water; 42 percent submerged up to seat level and 33 percent up to carpet level.

The company said 11 of its workshops in Chennai were submerged during the floods and hence much effort will be need to make them up and running.

Incidentally the company is a major insurance intermediary in the country. According to the company, as per its initial estimates, around Rs 10 crore will be its spent in relief efforts and this expenditure may go up.

The company will also organise a service check-up after two months.