Even as the Karnataka government drags its feet over tackling the e-commerce taxation quagmire, India’s largest e-tailer Flipkart has chosen Telangana over Karnataka to set up its largest and 16th warehouse in the country.
Flipkart is opening the fulfillment centre in Hyderabad, which is spread over 2.2 lakh sq ft and is expected to ship out 1.2 lakh items every day once it becomes fully operational. The centre will have fully automated segregators, profilers to keep a tight check on quality, and automated conveyor belts for sorting inventory. The warehouse is expected to create 2,000 jobs directly and 10,000-15,000 jobs indirectly. Flipkart has pumped in Rs 400 crore to set up the 16 warehouses across the country and is looking to invest Rs 2,000-2,500 crore in the next 4-5 years to strengthen its supply chain.
Source: The Times of India