Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL) in Kolkata, India, has awarded a five-year contract to Genpact to manage its IT operations and infrastructure services.
Under the agreement, Genpact will provide BAPL with a hosted IT application and infrastructure services model based on the SaaS business platform.
The system will enable BAPL to focus on its core business of developing aerotropolis projects and scale operations without undertaking large capital investments in IT.
BAPL is developing India's first set of airport cities in Durgapur and Ludhiana, in partnership with Singapore's Changi Airports International (CAI).
Genpact will also design and implement a pay-as-you-go business platform based on Oracle's R12 platform to provide BAPL with land management, sourcing and financial management functionality.
BAPL's first aerotropolis project in Durgapur is expected to be operational by 2011-12 and will involve a total investment of nearly Rs 10,000 crores (US$2.5bn).