AP govt begins acquisition of 600 acres for Kia Motors plant

Kia Motors, the sister company of Hyundai Motor Company, will set up its first Indian manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh.

Already, the state government has initiated the process for acquisition of land meant for the company’s operations.

Reports cited Sri City as the possible location in AP for its close proximity to Tamil Nadu, which is the base for Hyundai Motors’ manufacturing operations and its vendor ecosystem. However, Kia has chosen a place that is closer to Bengaluru, the capital city of Tamil Nadu.

In its recent orders, the Andhra government has directed the Anantapur district collector to acquire 600 acres in Erramanchi village near Penukonda on the national highway connecting Bengaluru for an industrial park.

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