August 19, 2018
Reliance Jio to set up Rs 1,000-crore data centre in Kolkata
Reliance Jio Infocomm will invest Rs 1,000 crore in a state-of-the-art greenfield data centre in Kolkata’s upcoming 100-acre IT hub that will be the biggest in the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on August 13.
She was speaking at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the upcoming Bangla Silicon Valley tech hub.
Jio has already put in an application to the state government for 40 acres of prime land on long-term lease basis for setting up the proposed data centre at the upcoming tech hub in Newtown.
Jio’s eastern India head Tarun Jhunjhunwala, who attended the stone-laying ceremony of Bengal Silicon Valley, said, “The data centre project is a reaffirmation of Reliance’s faith in Bengal, and it will be our contribution towards state chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s goal of digitising Bangla.”
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani had during the recent Bengal Global Business Summit committed to set up a data centre in the state.