UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates North India’s first hyperscale data centre Yotta D1 in Greater Noida

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated North India’s first hyper-scale data centre Yotta Yotta D1 built at the cost of Rs 5,000 crore and spread over an area of 3,00,000 square feet at the upcoming Data Centre Park in Greater Noida.

Memorandums of Understanding worth Rs 39,000 crore were also signed between the Yogi Government and Hiranandani Group to be spent on projects in the next five years on the occasion, as per the official statement.

1.5 billion mobile phones and 650 million internet users in the world are from India using 20 per cent of data.

Earlier, when Uttar Pradesh implemented its data centre policy, the total storage capacity in the country was only 400 MW. We set a target of 250 MW of storage capacity by 2026 with an investment of Rs 20,000 crore. And today I am happy to share that this target has been achieved in the very first year of the policy. Today, proposals of 600 MW have been received from many investors in the country and abroad.

The data centre park is expected to increase GSDP significantly while creating new avenues for investment in view of the proposed Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 and creating huge employment opportunities, as per the official statement.

Spread over 20 acres by Hiranandani Group, this data centre park will have a total of 06 data centres. The seven-storey Yotta D-1 is the first part of this episode. Designed as per international quality standards, this exclusive data centre offers direct fibre connectivity to all major telecom operators from 4 different routes.

According to an estimate, India’s data analytics industry is estimated to reach more than $16 billion by the year 2025. Therefore, the Yogi government is paying special attention to promoting investment in data centre infrastructure.

According to an official statement, the Data Center Policy was notified in 2021. Under the policy, the work of setting up of 04 Data Center Parks by various investors is currently under process with an investment of more than Rs 15,950 crore. These include M/s NIDP Developers Pvt Ltd of Hiranandani Group (Rs 9134.90 crore), M/s NTT Global Centers and Cloud Infrastructure India Pvt Ltd of Japan (Rs 1687 crore), and two projects of Adani Enterprises Ltd of Rs 2414 crore and Rs 2713 crore. With the start of these projects, thousands of people will also get employment.