On Wednesday (07 October 2020), an official statement said that the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has allotted 140-acre land to the Flipkart for setting up their largest fulfillment center in Asia. The statement issued by the Haryana government mentioned that the fulfillment Centre will have a covered area of 3 million square feet at Patli Hazipur, Manesar in the Gurgaon district.
The fulfillment centers will be equipped with a highly automated pack, pick, and shipping processes to facilitate the protected and safe and timely processing of orders, unlike the traditional warehouses. On Wednesday, the Executive Empowered Committee of HSIIDC has approved the allotment in its meeting under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary to Haryana Chief Minister-cum- Chairman HSIIDC, Rajesh Khullar. Due to the increasing amount of demand for warehousing from e-commerce companies, HSIIDC has decided to set up a warehousing hub over an area of 285 acre at Patli Hazipur.
Khullar further said that “the land has been allotted bare shell cost of Rs.3.09 crore per acre and all infrastructure facilities shall be laid by Flipkart. This project shall give impetus to further investments in the region and shall be a prestigious project for Haryana.”
Over the next 3 to 5 years, Flipkart has decided to set up a logistic park in the said land parcel which has the potential of a total built-up area of 5 million square feet and shall be developed in 2-3 phases. The total capital investment for this Flipkart project is expected to cost more than ₹ 3,500 crores which will create more than 12,000 jobs in Haryana and boost the infrastructure for the sellers, MSMEs, and the women entrepreneurs from the state and the region.
The statement said that “the Flipkart shall be engaging closely with the sellers, MSMEs and ‘Kirana’ in the state to onboard them and provide market opportunity.” Knight Frank will be the advisor to Flipkart for this project. The statement further remarked that “today we have one of the strongest and resilient supply chain networks in the country, making over 40 million deliveries every month and employing more than 1,20,000 people across the country in the supply chain. We will continue to strengthen this infrastructure and create market opportunities for lakhs of sellers and MSMEs from the state while creating new livelihood opportunities and jobs. Flipkart already has 12 supply chain assets in Haryana, including supply chain infrastructure for large appliances, non-large ( including mobile, apparel), grocery, and furniture. The company employs more than 10,000 people in Haryana across its supply chain.”