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Flipkart Opens Largest Fulfilment Centre In Telangana

Flipkart has announced the opening of its largest automated fulfilment centre in Telengana. This takes the e-commerce major’s total tally of warehouses across the country to 17. The centre is spread over 2.2 lakh square feet and holds a storage capacity of 5.89 lakh cubic feet. It is located in Gundlapochampally in Medchal Mandal of Ranga Reddy district in the state, which is near Hyderabad.

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The Bengaluru-based company’s COO and co-founder Binny Bansal said, "We are excited to open our largest fulfilment centre e are excited to open our largest fulfilment centre in Telangana, which offers a conducive environment for e-commerce companies, which have largely supported the installation of this facility." 
Other e-commerce companies in India have also been on a drive to increase their warehousing capabilities. Just a few weeks back, Flipkart’s closest competitor Amazon had announced the opening of a fulfilment facility spread over 55,000 square feet with a little less than 1.5 lakh cubic feet of storage space, on the outskirts of Pune.
Flipkart’s new facility is expected to open up over 17,000 direct and indirect job opportunities in the area.
Telangana’s finance minister, Etela Rajender, said, "This launch comes at a time when the e-commerce industry is at its peak in India” adding that he hoped that this would draw other such organisations to set up shop in the newbie state.

(BW Online Bureau)

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