Reliance : Patalganga
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On the banks of the river Patalganga, 70 kms from Mumbai, where landscape was barren, punctuated with stones and brambles, from rocks and earth, Shri Dhirubhai. H. Ambani converted the whole area covering over 200 acres in to a modern marvel, of Industrial Revolution at Patalganga site within a short span of few months. Look back to a little known trading organisation that started in 1958. It dealt with various commodities, including nylon and rayon.

The Milestones

1982 Polyester Fibre Yarn plant at PG
1986 Polyester Staple Fibre plant at PG
1987 Linear Alkyl Benzene plant at PG
1988 Purified Terephthalic Acid plant at PG
1988 Paraxylene plant at PG

Products being Manufactured in Patalganga :

  1. Para - Xylene (Px) -> from Naphtha
  2. Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) -> from Para - Xylene
  3. Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) -> from PTA & MEG
  4. Polyester Staple Fibre (PSF) -> from PTA & MEG
  5. Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) -> from Kerosene - n paraffin

Total Complex area : 200 acres
Total Power required : 55MW
Total Employment : 3000
Total Investment : Over Rs 3000 cr.
Total manufacturing units : Five
Total Captive Power Generation : 100MW

Logistics for PG complex

  • Naphtha / Kerosene being transported through pipeline from BPCL - 54 kms from BPCL - Mumbai to PG using optical fiber cable for supervisory control (SCADA)
  • Complex is well connected by Road it is located 7 Kms from National Highway.(NH4)
  • Nearest Railway Station (APTA) is 3 km from the site which is on Konkan railway track.

Petrochemical Division

This division comprises of three plants :

a) Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)
b) Paraxylene Plant (PX)
c) Linear Alkyl Benzene Plant (LAB)

Details of plants at Patalganga

Plant Process Licenser Start up date
Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) Du Pont Oct.1982
Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) Du Pont Mar.1986
Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) ICI (U K) Feb.1988
Paraxylene Plant (PX) U.O.P (USA) Nov.1988
Linear Alkyl Benzene Plant (LAB) U.O.P (USA) Nov. 1987
L A B (Front End) U.O.P (USA) Mar.1992
A-3 Tank Farm   May 1992
Reliance Industrial Infrastructure Limited Pipe line from BPCL to PG   May 1992


Library Layout

The Central Library situated on the ground floor of Patalganga House is a well equipped library catering to the information needs of all employees of PG Complex. It has over 3000 books.

Library functions as a principal depository of information for the use of plants and support services at Patalganga. Library has a collection of various standards, books and journals. Copies of patents, journal articles etc. not available in the library can be provided on request. Details of over 2000 articles is also available on journal database which can be searched through keywords describing subject matter. The library is open to all employees from Monday to Friday 08.30 am to 05.00 p.m. There is seating arrangements for 20, and photocopying facility is available for library held materials.

Information Technology

Patalganga along with other sites Hazira, Naroda & Jamnagar are well connected by One Touch Connection between these sites of Reliance Industries Ltd. Here any employees of any site are able to talk to each other, without worrying about the unreliable STD lines.

By Implementing this system devised by ATM, Reliance has become the first ever ATM network in any Indian manufacturing facility. The specialty of an ATM network is that it provides quick access to any number, without an STD CODE. It acts like an intercom or a hot line. It offers faster connections and also runs all process control and business automation applications. Besides this the whole of PG complex is well connected by computers through LAN system for speedy and effective working amongst various department , plants or section.

All sites are well connected with Internet, besides this here at Patalganga, Reliance is already running a successful intranet. It is the first of its kind in the country. This intranet runs various applications like the Help - desk by MIS, Telephone Directory services over the web, Executive information systems, documents related to ISO certification, tutorials on Java, Ingress and a series of software utilities.

Occupational Health Centre (OHC)

Patalganga Complex has a full fledged medical centre located near to PG house which is open round the clock along with its two first aid centre one each in the polyester plant and LAB plant. The services crated by this centre are Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Promotion of personal health of the employees.

Activities of OHC :

  • Emergency Treatment
  • Curative Treatment
  • Periodic Medical Monitoring of all employees in PG Complex.
  • Pre - Employment Medical Examination.
  • Biological Monitoring
  • Health Education
  • Liaison with referral hospitals
  • First Aid Training.

Facilities at OHC :

  • 10 Observation beds.
  • Fully automated pathology
  • X ray, ECG
  • Titmus Vision Tester
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Audiometry Booth for blood, urine & stool examination
  • 2 Ambulances available round the clock.