Amazon plans to plough $1.6bn into two Indian data centres
The two facilities have already been given outline planning permission in a state that has previously offered business incentives to hyperscalers wanting to move into the area.
Amazon is planning the construction of two data centres in the Hyderabad region at a cost of around $1.6bn.
The two data centres are expected to be built at two locations on the outskirts of Hyderabad in Ranga Reddy district. They will be used to develop an Amazon Web Services region, to add to the many others that the company is currently building globally.
One data centre is being proposed at Chandanvelly village in Shabad and the other is planned at Meerkhanpet village in Kandukur.
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The plans have been submitted by company subsidiary Amazon Data Services India Private Limited (ADSIPL), which has already been given environmental clearance for constructing the two facilities by the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) of Telangana, following a meeting last month.
The data centre for Chandanvelly is expected to be 646,000 sq ft and the one at Meerkhanpet would be much larger at 893,000 sq ft.
Back in 2018, Amazon was in talks with Indian technology services firm ITI to share one of that company’s updated data centres in Bangalore, one of India’s main technology centres.
The Indian state governments in Telangana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai have introduced business incentives for data centre development.
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