Press Release

Mumbai International Airport Ltd. Signs MoU with TCS

 

Key step in line with MIAL’s vision to provide a world class experience to passengers at CSIA
Mumbai, 4th February, 2007

Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) the joint venture company led by GVK has signed an MoU with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the leading global IT services and consulting organization, for IT consultancy services along with implementation and management of the technology backbone at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), the country’s busiest airport. The agreement is in line with MIAL’s efforts to upgrade CSIA to international standards. The scope of services covers the entire airport value chain from operations to services.

The annual passenger traffic at CSIA is expected to reach 28 million by 2010 from 17.5 million passengers in 2005-06. As part of its commitment to provide a world-class airport to the city of Mumbai, MIAL has initiated efforts to create a technology driven business environment to infuse efficiencies. This is facilitated and supported by this 5-year agreement signed with TCS.

Mr. G.V. Krishna Reddy, Chairman, MIAL said: “Our vision is to make CSIA a global benchmark and provide an excellent experience for travelers. By partnering TCS we wish to introduce the best technology solutions which will significantly enhance the operational efficiency and service standards at CSIA.”

“Our engagement with MIAL is a significant milestone for TCS in partnering to help build the country’s busiest airport into a model world-class experience to rival any in the world,” said Mr. S. Ramadorai, CEO and Managing Director, TCS. “This prestigious agreement leverages on TCS’ considerable global expertise in the Travel & Hospitality space and adds to the portfolio of such services currently offered” he added.

TCS is a leader in the Travel & Hospitality space servicing over 40 clients in the sector. It also works with many global aviation clients including leading brands in APAC, Europe and the US including Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways.

About Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL)

Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL) is a joint venture between the GVK-SA consortium and Airports Authority of India. MIAL has been awarded the mandate of modernizing and upgrading India’s busiest airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA). MIAL’s vision is to make CSIA a global benchmark among airports while lending it a distinct Indian character. The master plan for CSIA has been designed to expand and upgrade the infrastructure to cater to annual traffic of 40 million passengers and one million metric tons of cargo. The master plan builds on the comprehensive planning carried out over the last six months and encapsulates a blueprint for a major transformation of the airport by 2010.

About GVK

GVK is amongst India's largest infrastructure developers with experience and expertise spanning areas including power, roads, airports and urban infrastructure. Until date GVK has invested over Rs. 5,000 crore into infrastructure projects and has on hand projects in the pipeline of over Rs. 12,000 crore.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the world leading information technology consulting, services, business process outsourcing and engineering services organization that envisioned and pioneered the adoption of the flexible global business practices that today enable companies to operate more efficiently and produce more value. TCS achieved this by creating and perfecting a unique method of global deployment and delivery of high quality, high value services and products in IT consulting and business process outsourcing. Known as the “Global Delivery Model,” this strategic services delivery concept has reshaped the IT services industry.

More than 95% of TCS customers reward the company’s reliability, passion, creativity, and unique ability to handle the broadest range of their IT needs by continually extending and deepening their partnerships with TCS. With over 80,000 of the world’s best trained IT consultants located in 35 countries, TCS is uniquely positioned to deliver its flexible world class services seamlessly to any location. TCS reported consolidated revenues of $2.97 billion (U.S.) in the fiscal year 2005-2006. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information: www.tcs.com

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Manish Kalghatgi
General Manager - Corporate Communications & PR
Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Limited
Phone: +91-22 26264837 / 26264846
Email: manish.kalghatgi@gvk.com