Hiranandani Group to set up logistics and hyper-scale data centre park in West Bengal

Hiranandani Group has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding in West Bengal to set up an industrial, logistics and hyper-scale data centre park in the region which is estimated to cross Rs 10,000 crore. The group has signed an MoU with Hindustan Motors to acquire a 100-acre land at Uttarpara, Kolkata, to set up an integrated logistics and hyper-scale data centre park by Hiranandani Group companies GreenBase and Yotta respectively, the company said in a statement. GreenBase will deliver 3 million sq feet of industrial and warehousing space along with essential utilities and support infrastructure built to international standards. Yotta, Hiranandani’s hyper-scale data centre division, will see a development of 6 hyper-connected data centre buildings bringing in 250 MW of cutting edge data centre capacity over the next several years to the state. The first phase of the industrial and logistics park will be up and running by June 2022 and the first data centre building will be ready by June 2023, the company said.
“Kicking off this project would not have been possible without the tremendous support of the Government of West Bengal under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee. West Bengal is the gateway to the east. It is an ideal hub for logistics and industrial development with excellent road, rail and riverine connectivity,” said Darshan Hiranandani, Group CEO, Hiranandani Group.
“Simultaneously, the data centre business will benefit from the digitisation revolution, the upcoming Silicon Valley at New Town at Rajarhat and excellent fibre connectivity on land and the new submarine cable coming up at Tajpur. By setting up a data centre park in Kolkata, we will not only serve the customers of the state but the entire eastern region including neighbouring countries,” he said.
As India aims to be a US$ 5 trillion economy by 2025, the logistic sector has an important role to play in connecting producers with consumers. Greenbase Industrial and Logistics Park will not just help manufacturing and warehousing units build last-mile connectivity, it will also give a huge boost to the development of the logistics sector and create employment opportunities for the region.
A notable feature of this logistics park will be its well-designed infrastructure to support best in class security and facilitate optimisation of logistics and turnaround time by enabling Artificial Intelligence (AI) in customer processes, which is the new norm post the COVID pandemic.