Singapore-based ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) India has proposed to develop a Greenfield Data Centre Campus in NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. The project aims to boost the development of key IT infrastructure to fulfil the needs of industry and businesses.
In a meeting Alok Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Industrial Development, was informed by a STT GDC India representative, that in the first phase the company proposed to develop the data centre campus with a critical IT capacity of 18 MW with an estimated investment of Rs 600 crore. The data centre campus is expected to generate 30-40 direct and around 550 indirect and induced employment avenues.
According to Dr Dinesh Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister, the Government of Uttar Pradesh is taking various initiatives in consonance with Union government’s programme to promote the growth of a digital economy and to attract investment in Data Centre development and operations sector, which has become a crucial necessity for big enterprises in different sectors.
Alok Kumar said that the proposed campus was suitably located within easy access of the industrial hub and the National Capital with seamless international connectivity. Also, he mentioned that there was a significant presence of industry and IT majors in and around NOIDA, which would aid in quickly evolving the region as a major Data Centre hub in north India.
Around three acres of land has been already identified by the investors in Noida to set up the data centre campus, which would be scalable to 36 MW IT load data centre capacity in the second phase with an additional investment of Rs 500 crore other than the land cost. After the completion of the second phase, the total estimated investment would be around Rs 1100 crore opening approximately 80 direct job opportunities and around 1000 indirect and induced employment avenues.
The proposed data centre campus is aimed at providing services to major cloud players, hyperscalers (an operator of a data centre that offers scalable cloud computing services) and large enterprise clients.