4 March, 2016, Hyderabad: Amazon is gearing up to set up its second largest global delivery centre in Hyderabad outside US. The announcement came just one month after Apple made its declaration stating that technological giant will be opening its first ‘Technology Development Centre’ in the city of ‘Nawabs’.
Seems like the city of Hyderabad has become a ‘Hot Bed’ for IT firms, in a recent development, Google had also announced to set up a mammoth campus in the city and similarly, Seattle-based online market firm also decided to install largest Indian fulfilment centre (warehouse) over an area of 2,80,000 sq ft near Hyderabad.
Speaking on the development, Telangana’s senior bureaucrat informed, “The state government has allotted a 10-acre land to Amazon where it proposes to build 2.9 million square feet development centre to house a 13,500 member strong team.” Currently, Amazon operates with a team of 1000 employees in Hyderabad.
Amazon is looking to spread its wings across India and to speed up its motive, the company has already rented a mammoth of 30,000 square feet space at BKC in Mumbai and another one on lease in Bangalore.
“The land for the facility (at Hyderabad) is currently under a long-lease with the Government of Telangana,” said Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana’s IT Secretary. A senior government official said Amazon would lay the foundation stone for the proposed global delivery centre on March 30, where its senior VP David Zapolksy and vice president John Morgan are likely to attend, reports ET.