National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), the umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India has engaged Larsen & Toubro (L&T) as its turnkey contractor for building the Smart Data Centre.
Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu laid the foundation stone of Smart Data Center that will be built as per the international data center standards. The Smart Data Center would be recognised as the first Tier IV data center in Chennai.
The Smart Data Centre will be located in SIPCOT Information Technology Park, Siruseri and will host major services under the Digital India initiatives.
The Smart Data Center would have a modular design for higher sustainability and will be environment friendly with the adoption of green building features, rain water harvesting and solar panels. The Smart Data Center is being built with an IoT based building management system that will have 8 layers of security system.
Dr. N Rajendran, Chief Technology Officer, NPCI said, “We would like to thank the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for laying the foundation stone of our Smart Data Center. Our focus will always remain on enhancing acceptance infrastructure for digital payments so as to encourage customers towards digital transactions to achieve RBI and Government’s less cash objective. With the Smart Data Center, we are happy to create more employment opportunities as well.”