As per an official statement, the Haryana government has approved the allotment of 140 acres of land to e-commerce giant Flipkart. The land will be used to set up Flipkart’s largest fulfilment center in Asia. It will cover an area of 3 million sq. ft. in Patli Hajipur, Gurugram. The land, owned by Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC), was allotted for Rs. 3.22 crores per acre.
The approval was granted on Tuesday during a Haryana Enterprise Promotion Board (HEPB) meeting headed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and Education Minister Kanwar Pal were also present at the meeting.
Fulfilment centers are equipped with an automated pick, pack, and shipping processes to facilitate the timely and safe delivery of orders.
According to the State Government release, “The Chief Minister was apprised (by the officials) that the land allotted to Instakart Services Private Limited (a Flipkart subsidiary), would 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.”
Flipkart representatives revealed that Instakart was planning to set up a series of fulfilment centers and associated logistics infrastructure across India to further its market growth.
To achieve its goal, the Flipkart subsidiary is aiming to provide its customers with top-notch service. It plans to construct Regional Distribution Centres (RDC) across India to strengthen and expand its network capability. The company is also planning to develop a logistics campus in the National Capital Region, close to Gurugram. Instakart intends to build a 140-acre campus to cater to demand in North India.
The fulfilment center will essentially handle parcel goods, white goods, and furniture.
The investment will generate an estimated 6,000 direct and 12,000 indirect jobs.