Amazon India has announced to infuse fresh investments in Telangana to launch as the biggest campus in India and largest campus outside the US.
The company will start working on its new campus in Gachibowli, Hyderabad in the state of Telangana which is spread over in nearly 10 acres of land. The new campus is expected to be ready by 2019, and would house thousands of employees managing backend operations for Amazon’s various global business and technology teams.
Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao laid the foundation stone for the new site in the presence of various IT ministers.
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KT Rama Rao said, “We are extremely happy to see Telangana as Amazon’s destination of choice for their new campus. This new facility promises to add thousands of jobs and provide a fillip to the local economy. We will continue to make all efforts to make Telangana an investor friendly state and help companies like Amazon expand their presence in the region.”
David Zapolsky, SVP & General Counsel Legal at Amazon said, “With a pool of quality talent, state-of-the-art infrastructure and a progressive government, the state was a natural choice for us to set up our largest campus in India here. For Amazon, India continues to be one of our highest priority investments and we plan to invest with a long-term focus.”
This is Amazon’s second significant investment in the state in one year’s time. Earlier, it had announced the launch of one of its biggest Fulfilment Centres of the country in Hyderabad. The Telangana Fulfilment Centre is spread over 280,000 sq. ft. and is helping hundreds of SMEs in the state to service their customers across the country.
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