Crowd of 40,000 throng IKEA Hyderabad store on first day

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Other tweaks to the retailer's model appear at its 1,000-seat cafeteria, where half the menu items, including samosa and seasoned biryani rice, are Indian favorites.

IKEA opened its first store in Hyderabad on Thursday, kicking off its retail journey in India.

On its opening day, the store witnessed a stampede like situation as scores of people were waiting impatiently to take a sneak peek of the store. Store open throughout the week from 10 am to 11 pm.

Ikea expects as many as 6 million visitors annually at the store in the Hyderabad suburb known as Hitec City, a town full of new apartment towers where multinationals like Amazon.com, Dell Inc. and Deloitte have offices.

"Food is the entry point", said store manager John Achillea.

As the sprawling store has come up in the heart of Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City (HITEC), majority of the customers were techies. The crowds resembled queue lines in Tirumala or queue lines at ticket counters of first day of a super-star movie.

Customers sit at a restaurant inside IKEA's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, Thursday, Aug.9, 2018.

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Urban Ladder welcomed IKEA with a Namaste gif.

IKEA store was formally opened to public in the presence of KT Rama Rao, Telangana Industries and IT Minister, along with Sweden Ambassador Klas Molin, Jesper Brodin, CEO, IKEA Group and Peter Betzel, CEO, IKEA India.

The first India store was opened five years after IKEA received government approval in 2013 to invest Rs 10,500 crore to open 25 stores in India by 2025.

It has already acquired land at Navi Mumbai, Gurugram and Bengaluru and has begun work on the Mumbai property, which is expected to be ready by summer of 2019. In the next phase, IKEA also plans to cover Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Chennai and Kolkata.

As hordes of enthusiastic shoppers rushed for a "dekko" of the gigantic 4 lakh sft outlet, which is by far the largest single brand outlet in the country, many people headed home after work in the area complained about huge traffic snarls.

The sheer range of products in different room is impressive as the furniture giant has designed them with a promise to make Indian homes brighter and better. It designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories.

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