Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure wins Rs 200-crore arbitration against National Highway Authority of India

Reliance Infrastructure said the need for arbitration arose due to prolonged delay in providing land by the NHAI to TD Toll Road Pvt Ltd (TD Toll Road), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, resulting in cost over-run during construction and change in location of the toll plaza.

Press Trust of India September 03, 2018 13:58:15 IST
Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure wins Rs 200-crore arbitration against National Highway Authority of India

New Delhi: Reliance Infrastructure on Monday said it has won a Rs 200 crore arbitration award against National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

"A three-member Arbitration Tribunal in its unanimous award on 31 August, 2018, has asked NHAI to pay Rs 150 crore by 29 November, 2018, to Reliance Infrastructure. NHAI will have to pay interest at the rate of 12 percent per annum on the amount if they do not pay Rs 150 crore by the deadline," the company said in a BSE filing.

The tribunal has also awarded Reliance Infrastructure compensation at the rate of 13.5 percent of actual revenue for the loss of revenue suffered due to change in location of the toll plaza, it added.

Anil Ambaniled Reliance Infrastructure wins Rs 200crore arbitration against National Highway Authority of India

File image of Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani. Reuters.

Reliance Infrastructure said this is payable from March 2017 till the end of concession on 14 January, 2038. Net present value of this future cash-flow is estimated at over Rs 50 crore.

Reliance Infrastructure said the need for arbitration arose due to prolonged delay in providing land by the NHAI to TD Toll Road Pvt Ltd (TD Toll Road), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, resulting in cost over-run during construction and change in location of the toll plaza.

The contention of TD Toll Road that the project was delayed resulting in cost over-run during construction and location of toll plaza resulting in loss of revenue was upheld by the tribunal.

TD Toll Road has designed, built and are operating 87 km long 4-lane National Highway (NH45) road connecting Trichy and Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.

Shares of Reliance Infrastructure were trading 0.62 percent higher at Rs 480 apiece on BSE.

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