Flipkart on Monday announced the launch of its grocery operations in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh its first grocery fulfilment centre in the city which was virtually inaugurated by the UP industries minister Satish Mahana.

Currently, Flipkart grocery services are live in key cities of the state, namely Agra, Aligarh, Meerut & Mathura.

Spread across an area of nearly 50,000 square feet, the facility will support Flipkart's ability to deliver a wide selection of grocery products to consumers in the cities of Lucknow, Kanpur and Allahabad. The new centre will create more than 500 direct and thousands of indirect job opportunities as the company establishes its supply
chain working with a host of local transport contractors, staffing vendors, security agencies, consumable suppliers and other administrative and housekeeping agencies across the state.