Amara Raja Giga Corridor breaks ground in Mahbubnagar dist, Telangana


Amara Raja Batteries has broken ground on the Amara Raja Giga Corridor, an INR 9,500 crores gigafactory in Mahbubnagar district, Telangana.

The ground-breaking ceremony, which was attended by Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao, marks the beginning of the gigafactory, which is planned to eventually produce up to 16GWh of lithium cells and up to 5GWh of battery packs. The products produced will serve both the domestic and global markets.

Amara Raja Giga Corridor is expected to create nearly 4,500 direct jobs and almost the same number of indirect roles.

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KT Rama Rao said: “Electric mobility remains a focus area for the Telangana government and we are committed to developing the right infrastructure and ecosystem for the promotion and adoption of EVs.

“Telangana has been a frontrunner in adopting sustainability, and it is a proud moment for the state to celebrate the ground-breaking ceremony of Amara Raja Batteries’ first Lithium Cell and Battery Pack Manufacturing facility.”

Amara Raja Giga Corridor breaks ground in Mahbubnagar district, Telangana

Amara Raja Batteries Chairman and Managing Director Jayadev Galla. Photo courtesy of Amara Raja Group.

In late 2022, Amara Raja Batteries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government for establishing the Amara Raja Giga Corridor.

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According to the Indian energy storage company, the initial facilities will also include an advanced energy research and innovation center to be called Amara Raja E +Ve Energy Labs. The center will house advanced laboratories as well as testing infrastructure for researching materials, prototyping, analysis of product life cycles, and demonstration of proof of concept.

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Amara Raja E +Ve Energy Labs is expected to serve the development requirements of Amara Raja apart from offering a variety of facilities to other energy and mobility ecosystem participants.

Jayadev Galla — Amara Raja Batteries Chairman and Managing Director said: “The Bhoomi pooja marks a significant milestone in our journey and our strategic step is not just limited to setting up of the Giga Corridor but to provide non-migratory jobs to the local youth. We are grateful to the Telangana Government for its tremendous support in this endeavor.”

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