The Uttar Pradesh government has announced plans to set up state’s first data centre in Greater Noida with an estimated investment of over Rs 6 billion.

According to industry sources, the facility would be built on 20 acres of land in Greater Noida. It will be a first-of-its-kind data centre park, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and facilities.

The move is aimed at keeping data of country’s citizens safe within its boundaries.

Furthermore, to address the high-power consumption of the proposed data centre, the state government will be providing open access to the data centre park.

Apart from other companies, the Hiranandani Group has shown interest in building the data centre. Besides, Rack Bank, Adani Group and other companies have also proposed an investment of around Rs 10 billion in the project.

After the data centre is set up, companies operating in other states will also be connected to UP.