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Reliance Infrastructure Limited
Public company
Traded asBSE500390
IndustryUtilities (energy)
Founded01 October 1929; 89 years ago (01 October 1929)
HeadquartersDAKC, Navi Mumbai, India
Key people
Anil Ambani
Punit Garg
Sridhar Narasimhan
Arun Gupta
(CEO - EPC Business)
Deepak Chawla
(Head HR)
Anil Shah
(Company Secretary)
ProductsElectrical power, natural gas, defence, infrastructure, transport
ServicesElectricity generation, natural gas exploration, production, transportation, defence
RevenueIncrease 284.29 billion (US$4.1 billion) (2018)[1]
Increase 13.40 billion (US$190 million) (2018)[2]
Total assetsIncrease 242.19 billion (US$3.5 billion) (2018)[3]
Number of employees
5,888 including 1,171 permanent employees
(March 2018)[4]
ParentReliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
Subsidiaries56 (March 2018)

Reliance Infrastructure Limited (R-Infra), formerly Reliance Energy Limited (REL) and Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES), is an Indian private sector enterprise involved in power generation, infrastructure, construction and defence.[5] It is part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The company is headed by its Chairman, Anil Ambani, and Chief Executive Officer, Punit Garg (since April 06, 2019). The corporate headquarters is in Navi Mumbai.[6] Reliance Infrastructure's interests are in the fields of power plants, metro rail, airports, bridges, toll roads, and defence. It is a major shareholder in the other group company, Reliance Power and Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited.

In Fortune India 500 list of 2017, Reliance Infrastructure was ranked as the 47th largest corporation in India with first rank in 'Infrastructure Development' category. As of March 2018, Reliance Infrastructure has 56 subsidiaries, 8 associate companies, and 2 joint-ventures. The EPC Business division of the company in 2018 has bagged various orders, including ₹7,000 crore Versova-Bandra Sea Link project[7], ₹3,647 crore Uppur Thermal Power Project, ₹1,881 crore National Highway projects from NHAI in Bihar & Jharkhand[8], ₹1,585 crore Mumbai Metro Line-4 project[9], ₹1,081 crore Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant project[10] and others.


The predecessor company, Reliance Energy Limited, came into existence when it took over an 83-year-old government undertaking, the Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES) in 2002. BSES was originally founded in October 1929. In September 2018, at a time of financial stress, R-Infra sold its power transmission business in Mumbai to Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited for Rs. 18,800 crores.[11]

Meanwhile, in April 2008, Reliance Energy Limited had changed its name to Reliance Infrastructure Limited.[12][13] The company entered the road building industry in 2006 with two National Highway projects in Tamil Nadu (Namakkal-Karur and Dindigul-Samayanallur), both sections of National Highway 44 (formerly NH 7).[14] In 2011, it was announced that the company was planning to buy out licences to build road projects from companies unable to do so.[15]

BSES Delhi[edit]

Till 2002, the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) used to supply electricity to NCT of Delhi, except areas of Lutyens and Cantonment which were & are still catered by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and Military Engineer Services (MES) respectively. The same year in July, DVB was unbundled and was split into 3 distribution companies namely, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) & North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL). Both BRPL and BYPL are 51:49% joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure and Government of Delhi. Since then, BRPL supplies electricity to South & West Delhi covering an area of 750 sq. km. Similarly, BYPL supplies electricity to Central & East Delhi covering an area of around 200 sq. km.



Reliance Infrastructure (R-Infra) with its subsidiary company, Reliance Airport Developers Limited (RADL) operated five minor brownfield airports in various small towns of Maharashtra, viz. Nanded Airport, Latur Airport, Baramati Airport, Yavatmal Airport, and Osmanabad Airport. In March 2019, the company received a contract from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) worth Rs. 648 crores (USD 92 million) for the construction of Rajkot Greenfield Airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district of Gujarat state.

Metro projects[edit]

  • Line 4 of Phase 2 of Mumbai Metro: The contracts for three "packages" (18 stations) have been awarded to a consortium led by R-Infra, but apparently, the contract does not include the laying of any tracks. The total length of Line-4 is 32.32 km (20.08 mi) with 32 stations, and the line will connect Wadala to Kasarvadavali via Ghatkopar and Mulund. Out of this, the contract for constructing three "packages" (18 stations) has been awarded to the "Reliance-Astaldi Joint Venture." Construction began in June 2018 and is expected to be completed by 2021.
  • Delhi Airport Metro: The Delhi Airport Metro Express is Delhi Metro's Orange line connecting New Delhi railway station to Dwarka Sector-21 metro station, through the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It was opened to the public on February 23, 2011. It has 6 stations covering a length of 22.7 km. All six metro stations on the Orange line are called City Airport Terminals (CATs).

Toll Roads[edit]

Reliance Infrastructure is the largest concessionaire of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), having received as many as eleven contracts to build roads under the NHDP Phase-V. These eleven contracts involve constructing about 1,000 km of highway and expressway projects worth 120 billion (US$1.7 billion). All the projects are on Build–Operate–Transfer scheme of funding, where R-Infra is required to raise all its own funds and gets to collect tolls on the road for a period of thirty years. Three of the projects (all in Tamil Nadu) are already operational.[18] The eleven projects are:

Toll Plaza on NK Toll Road
  • DA Toll Road[19] (180 km six-lane between Delhi and Agra on NH-2 in the state of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh)
  • PS Toll Road (140 km six-lane road connecting Pune and Satara in Maharashtra on NH-4)
  • HK Toll Road (60 km six-lane connecting Hosur and Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu on NH-7)
  • DS Toll Road (53 km four-lane connecting Dindigul with Samayanallore in Tamil Nadu on NH-7)
  • NK Toll Road (43 km four-lane connecting Namakkal and Karur in Tamil Nadu on NH-7)
  • KM Toll Road (71 km four/ six-lane connecting Kandla and Mundra ports in Gujarat on NH-8A)
  • JR Toll Road (52 km four/ six-lane connecting Jaipur and Reengus in Rajasthan on NH-11)
  • TD Toll Road (87 km four-lane connecting Trichy and Dindigul in Tamil Nadu on NH-45)
  • TK Toll Road (82 km four-lane connecting Trichy and Karur in Tamil Nadu on NH-67)
  • SU Toll Road [20] (136 km four-lane road connecting Salem with Ulundurpet in Tamil Nadu on NH-68)
  • GF Toll Road (four-lane connecting Gurgaon-Faridabad (33.1 km) and Ballabgarh-Sohna (33.9 km) for State Highway in Haryana)


Reliance Infrastructure and Hyundai Engineering formed a joint venture to build the Worli-Haji Ali Sea Link, part of the Western Freeway.[21][22] The consortium was also to toll the Bandra Worli Sea Link for 40 years.[23] In early 2012, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai proposed constructing a 35 km coastal road between Nariman Point and Kandivali.[24]

Reliance protested against this project as it claimed it would incur losses.[25] Subsequently, the Government of Maharashtra appointed a committee to look into the matter.[26] Later, it was reported that the MSRDC was likely to scrap the deal with Reliance due to the latter not having started construction two years after signing the agreement.[27] Afterwards, it was announced that the deal was scrapped as the mediation report stated that it was impossible to build.[28]

Power Projects[edit]

EPC Contracts[edit]

Projects where the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contract was awarded to Reliance Infrastructure Limited:

BoP Contracts[edit]

Projects where the Balance of Plant (BoP) contract was awarded to Reliance Infrastructure Limited:


  • Reliance Defence Limited (RDL), established on 28 March 2015 as a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure has 11 subsidiaries in niche segments of the defence sector. RDL has organized the structure into defence, marine, and land systems with a focused approach towards aiming capabilities and developing in-house expertise in Land-based weapon platforms and systems, Air Combat vehicles, aircraft and avionics, Missiles, Unmanned systems, and C4ISR systems, Surface & sub-surface shipbuilding and development. R-Infra has already acquired Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited in Gujarat.
  • Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park spread over 400 acres land at MIHAN in Nagpur, planned with an aim to create a comprehensive eco-structure through backward integration under the Government of India's Make in India program for indigenous manufacturing of aerospace components. This aerospace park, first of its kind in India, comprising a cluster of manufacturers will indigenously deliver major aircraft components, spares and avionics requirements of the aerospace industry.


As of March 2018, Reliance Infrastructure Limited has 56 subsidiaries[29] including Reliance Defence, Dassault Reliance Aerospace, BSES Rajdhani Power, BSES Yamuna Power, BSES Kerala Power, Reliance Naval Systems, Reliance Airport Developers, Mumbai Metro One, Reliance Sealink One, Delhi Airport Metro Express, Reliance Smart Cities, Thales Reliance Defence Systems, Reliance Power Transmission, Reliance Aerostructure, Reliance Helicopters etc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Annual Report" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Reliance Infrastructure annual report 2017-18" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Company Profile".
  6. ^ "Reliance Energy". Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Versova-Bandra Sea Link project: MSRDC signs pact with Reliance Infrastructure".
  8. ^ "Reliance Infrastructure bags Rs 1,881 crore worth orders from NHAI".
  9. ^ "Reliance Infrastructure bags three packages of Mumbai Metro Line 4".
  10. ^ "Reliance Infra wins Rs 1,081-cr Kudankulam Nuclear Power project contract".
  11. ^ "RInfra sells Mumbai power utility to Adani".
  12. ^ Chandran, Rina (28 April 2008). "India Reliance Energy is now Reliance Infrastructure". Reuters. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  13. ^ "Reliance Energy News". Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  14. ^ "Reliance Energy, NHAI join hands to pave way for highway development". The Financial Express. New Delhi. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  15. ^ Naidu, Katya (17 August 2011). "R-Infra looks for business in troubled road projects". Business Standard. Mumbai. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  16. ^ ""Mumbai's first metro may chug in 2013". DNA India". Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  17. ^ "'Metro, Worli-Haji Ali sea link work on schedule' – Mumbai – DNA". Daily News and Analysis. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  18. ^ ": Vision Media Group publisher of Power Insight bi-monthly magazine .:". Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  19. ^ "Highways Sector on Overdrive – NBM Media". Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  20. ^ "RInfra announces commencement of Salem-Ulundurpet four- lane stretch". The Hindu. Salem. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  21. ^ "Reliance Infrastructure to develop Worli to Haji Ali Sea Link". 29 June 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  22. ^ "Reliance Infrastructure to raise Rs 2,600 cr for Worli sea link project – The Economic Times". The Economic Times. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  23. ^ "MSRDC mulls options for sea link to Haji Ali". Mumbai. DNA. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  24. ^ "BMC panel moots 35.6 km coastal road". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  25. ^ Siddhaye, Ninad (7 January 2012). "Maharashtra takes steps to bridge sea link differences". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  26. ^ "Maharashtra appoints committee to decide on sea link project". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  27. ^ Shaikh, Zeeshan (15 June 2012). "MSRDC board likely to scrap R Infra's contract for Worli-Haji Ali sea link". Hindustan Times. Mumbai. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  28. ^ Tembhekar, Chittaranjan (25 June 2012). "It's final: Sea link extension junked, coastal road likely". The Times of India. Mumbai. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  29. ^ "Reliance Infrastructure annual report 2017-18" (PDF).

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