Flipkart’s Largest Fulfilment Centre In Asia To Come Up In Gurugram
The Haryana government has approved allotment of 140 acres of land to e-commerce major Flipkart for setting up its largest fulfilment centre in Asia, having a covered area of 3 million square feet in Patli Hajipur in Gurugram district’s Manesar.
The land, belonging to Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC), has been allotted at a price of ₹3.22 crore per acre.
The approval was granted in a meeting of Haryana Enterprise Promotion Board (HEPB) which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on 6th April said.
Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and Education Minister Kanwar Pal were also present in the meeting. Unlike traditional warehouses, fulfilment centres are equipped with highly automated pick, pack, and shipping processes to facilitate safe and timely processing of orders.
As per the state government, “during the meeting, the Chief Minister was apprised that the land allotted at price of ₹3.22 crore per acre to Instakart Services Private Limited (a Flipkart subsidiary) will not only give impetus to further investments in the region but would further boost market access opportunities for lakhs of MSMEs, sellers from Haryana and North India.”
The representatives of Flipkart informed during the meeting that Instakart is planning to set up a series of fulfilment centres and associated logistics infrastructure across India to enable its market growth.
To attain this goal, the company aims to provide the best-in-class service to the customers and thus is planning to construct Regional Distribution Centres (RDC) across the country to strengthen its network capability.
Further, the company is planning to build a logistics campus in the National Capital Region, in proximity to Gurugram. It intends to build a campus spread over an area of 140 acres to cater to demand in north India. This fulfilment centre will essentially cater to parcel goods, white goods and furniture. Approximately 6,000 direct and 12,000 indirect jobs will be created through this investment.