Amazon ’s Warehouse in Telangana

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao today expressed pleasure over Amazon Seller Services coming forward to construct a warehousing unit at Kothur in Mahbubnagar district on the city outskirts.

A delegation of Amazon called on IT Minister Rama Rao at Secretariat and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on construction of warehousing unit in about 2.80 lakh square feet area.

Welcoming the investments to the State, Chandrashekar Rao said, “We are very excited that Amazon has decided to invest their biggest Warehouse in Telangana. We have passed the TS bill in 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.”

The MoU was signed in the presence of Telangana Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma and IT Minister Rama Rao.

Speaking on the occasion, Dave Clark, Senior Vice President for Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon said, “Telangana has been home to our IT operations in India.” It is the ease of doing business in the state, thanks to the progressive state government, that has encouraged us to make further significant investments in the state, he said. The World-class fulfillment infrastructure and customer service will allow Amazon to do the heavy lifting for the thousands of small & medium sellers from the state and help them grow profitably, he added.

Rama Rao said Hyderabad, being centrally located, has a geographical advantage that makes it an ideal logistics hub. “We believe the Fulfilment by Amazon plays a very critical role in the growth of the SMEs in the State. We hope to see a boost in local employment and entrepreneurship as the demand for ancillary industries such as packaging, transportation, logistics, and hospitality grows”.

Amit Agarwal, VP and Country Manager, said the citizens of Telangana can look forward to getting a quick, easy and convenient access to products from India’s largest selection of over 2.1 crore products on Amazon.in.

This is the largest investment in infrastructure in any single State, to date, by Amazon in India. The Fulfillment Center (FC) will allow Amazon.in to offer itsservices to thousands of small and medium businesses in the State and empower them to gain access to service customers across the country at significantly low operating costs. It will also enable faster and quicker delivery of products to amazon.in customers in the region.

With the opening of the new FC in Telangana, Amazon will have 11 FCs operational across nine States in India covering a total of over one million square feet space with a storage capacity of over 2.5 million cubic feet. (NSS)

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