NPCI to develop smart data centre in Hyderabad

By IndianMandarins- 03 Jul 2020


National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) will develop its smart data centre in Hyderabad at an investment of Rs 500 crore. This is an umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in the country.

The facility, to be built as per the international standards, will house the national critical set-up with highly secured infrastructure. It will host major services under the Digital India initiatives.

The smart data centre would be located in Narsingi village in Ranga Reddy district. With this data centre, Hyderabad will be one of the major hubs for processing payments with a value of almost Rs 15 lakh crore per month and transactions of about 14,000 million per month.

The proposed smart data centre would ensure high availability up to 99.995 per cent and complied with full redundant infrastructure (N+N) even during natural calamities like earthquakes, cyclones etc. and have a modular design for higher sustainability.

NPCI MD & CEO, Dilip Asbe said their 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.

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