The first IKEA store opened in India and it was intense

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IKEA is ready to let those rupees roll in. The Swedish furniture giant just opened its first store in Hyderabad, ready to cater to the furniture and meatball needs of the world’s fastest growing middle class. 

The store opened its doors on Thursday, drawing a huge crowd that reportedly caused a massive traffic jam in the HITEC City area of Hyderabad, where the store is located.

How #Ikea brought #Hyderabad to a haltpic.twitter.com/Wh6QPdUQDW

— Raj DEVARAKONDA (@rkdevar) August 9, 2018

Inside the 400,000-square-foot store the scene nearly escalated into a stampede as people were allowed in. Video footage circulating on social media showing just how intense things became in the queue: Read more…

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