Amazon’s warehouse near Hyderabad to be its biggest infra investment in India

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Bangalore | Published: April 9, 2015 4:03:00 AM

Global e-commerce major Amazon on Wednesday announced it will open a 2,80,000-square-feet fulfillment centre near Kottur, on the...

Global e-commerce major Amazon on Wednesday announced it will open a 2,80,000-square-feet fulfillment centre near Kottur, on the outskirts of Hyderabad. The fulfillment centre, which will be operational from May, is the company’s largest infrastructure investment in any Indian state, it said in a statement.

Amazon operates a total of over 1 million square feet of warehouse space in nine states. These warehouses are located in 11 centres in the country, including Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao said: “We have passed a bill in the assembly that ensures self-certification and deemed approval of all clearances within three weeks of application for any mega project. For Amazon, we have given all clearances in 11 days, well within the guaranteed time. We are making all efforts to make Telangana an investor-friendly state.”

Amazon also signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government to train sellers in e-commerce and apprise them of the advantages of digital economy. Under the MoU, Amazon will train SMEs through seminars, workshops, video aids and ready reckoners on how to list and manage inventory for e-commerce.

Amit Agarwal, VP and country manager, Amazon India, said: “We are committed to and look forward to partnering the state government in transforming the lives of small and medium businesses across the state by giving them access to tools and technology that will empower their growth in the digital economy. Likewise, Telangana citizens can look forward to quick, easy and convenient access to products from India’s largest selection of over 2.1 crore products on Amazon.in.”

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