The state government of Northern India's Uttar Pradesh has granted approval for four data center parks in the region.
Approval was granted to Hiranandani Group-affiliated NIDP Developers Private Limited, Adani Enterprises Limited Project-1 and Adani Enterprises Limited Project-2, and NTT Global Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure India Private Limited.
Officials said the four data center parks would generate about 4,000 direct and indirect jobs and see around Rs 15,950 crore ($2bn) invested. The state’s data center policy provides capital subsidy, interest subvention, stamp duty exemption on purchase or lease of land, and various other non-financial incentives for parks and facilities.
Whether the approvals are for previously-announced facilities or new developments isn’t clear. Hiranandani’s Yotta announced plans for two more buildings at its 20-acre campus in Noida in late 2021; there is a total of six buildings planned at the site. NTT acquired six acres of land in Noida in January 2021 with plans to build a 70MW facility. Adani has acquired two plots in Noida totaling more than 70,000 sqm. (753,500 sq ft).
India is seeing a boom in data center development, with the Uttar Pradesh region seeing a flurry of investment, especially in the city of Noida. Sify, STT GDC, Reliance Jio, and CapitaLand are all also planning to develop data centers in the area.