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Hyderabad: Inc. will set up its biggest campus outside its home base, the US, in Hyderabad and open a fulfilment centre near the city, as the online retailer beefs up its presence in the fast-growing Indian market.

The Telangana government has allotted 10 acres to Amazon in Nanakramguda locality in Hyderabad and construction is expected to start soon, K.T. Rama Rao, the state’s information technology minister said. The ministry of environment and forests recently gave its clearance for the 2.5 million sq. ft facility.

Rama Rao, who recently returned from a road show in the US, also said Amazon will be opening a fulfilment centre near Hyderabad, in addition to the one that’s already the country’s largest.

“We were told when we visited Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle that they will be opening a larger fulfilment centre in Hyderabad," Rama Rao said.

Spread across 280,000 sq. ft, Amazon’s current fulfilment centre on the outskirts of Hyderabad is its biggest in the country.

Amazon’s move to select Hyderabad as the location for its campus comes after technology firm Google Inc. picked the capital of Telangana to establish the biggest campus owned by the company outside the US.

Amazon executives remained tight-lipped about the company’s plans. They declined to reveal the investment size or the timeline for the new facility.

The world’s largest retailer operates 11 fulfilment centres across the country, spread across nine states, covering a total of 1 million sq. ft in space and a storage capacity of over 2.5 million cubic feet. founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos in July last year committed to investing $2 billion in India to take on local rivals. Amazon entered India as a marketplace in 2013.

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