About us

Making a Better World

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The Meka Group spans various businesses from Marine construction, Dredging and Reclamation, Pipelines, to Ports, Real Estate, Information Technology and more.

Founded in 1978 by Dr. Meka Vijay Paparao, an IIT alumnus and Nuclear Scientist from University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign), it has been at the forefront of marine infrastructure. In the last decade, the group has expanded into various businesses.

The Meka Group’s EPC companies operate in difficult environments, working with clients and partners
from around the world, offering a broad range of services for every infrastructure need – delivered by efficient and experienced personnel.
With over 30 years of in-house knowledge we at Meka offer an overall solution approach to achieve optimum results, while minimizing client cost, providing innovating solutions with a large and diverse fleet of marine equipments, different types of dredgers and earth moving equipments to execute specialised marine works. 

The Meka Group’s Development businesses include Real Estate, Port Development and IT. With a dedicated team working towards the Meka mantra of ‘Making a Better World’, the group brings its knowledge and its people to solving problems and creating value across a diverse range of industries.

Together with the members that make up the Meka family, and our clients who like us are driven to succeed, we at Meka are Making a Better World.


Dr. Meka Vijay Paparao

Chairman and Managing Director

Dr. Paparao is the Founder and Chairman of the Meka Group. 

A graduate of Rishi Valley School and BSc Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, Dr. Paparao finished his Ph.D in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. 

On returning to India, he setup Amma Lines, the flagship company of the Meka Group. The purpose of the company was to charter tugs. However, he pivoted to the more interesting and innovative space of Port and Marine construction, wherein he made not just a mark but landmarks all around India.

His expertise is sought by some of the largest companies, bureaucrats and ministers on building ports and solving difficult marine challenges.

His ability to understand a complex problem and find a simple solution from his Ph.D days extends to every business the Meka Group has ventured into – be it port construction, and engineering to local support for the group’s many projects.

Dr. Paparao’s theory to practical expertise along with his humble approach is what makes the fabric of the Meka Group and the discipline that permeates through everyone that works here.


Hemanth Meka Rao

Group CEO & Director

Mr. Rao is the Group CEO and Director of the Meka Group.

He is a graduate of Campion School Mumbai, and a Prince of Wales scholarship holder for his education at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, UK. He has completed his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA.

Mr. Rao joined the Meka Group in 2000 and has since been instrumental in its growth trajectory. His involvement in the development of the Rewas Port drove his interest to grow dredging as a complementary business to Amma Lines and Rewas Port. He completed a Dredging course in the Netherlands before starting Meka Dredging, which has in short span of time become one of India’s main dredging companies.

He has setup various businesses within the group, ranging from Dredging, Ready Mix Concrete (sold to UltraTech), to Real Estate, IT and Media to diversify and derisk the group from its infrastructure foundations.


Sunil Shah

President – Projects

Mr. Sunil Shah started his journey with Amma Lines, the marine construction arm of the Meka Group, in 1985.

A civil engineer by education, his 3 decades with the group have seen him start with the marine construction division, then overseeing the dredging and urban infrastructure divisions.
Today he is in-charge of the 3 EPC companies of the group. While shouldering tremendous responsibility, he always keeps a smile on his face.


R. Satyanarayana

GM – Projects

Mr. Satyanarayana’s association with Meka Group starts with it’s inception.

Starting as a supervisor, he has spent 40 years with the group. During this time, he has been associated with almost every project of the group. 

His ability to run a site efficiently and effectively have brought him recognition from both the company and our clients. 


No Client is too big or too small. For us, it’s about the relationship we share and the joint effort to make a project a success.

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Why choose us?

What sets us apart

Projects done on time

Time is money. And no one understands that better than us. Since we have all the capabilities in house, we design and execute with our own teams with our own equipments allowing for faster execution and on time completion.

Innovation Led Approach

Founded by a Nuclear Scientist, it is but natural that our DNA is made of Innovation. With an innovation led approach, we are able to deliver projects faster, better and cheaper to our clients.

Always available

As our sites work 24/7, we are always reachable to both our sites and our clients. We’re there for you anytime you need us. Contact us for a consultation, estimate or any question you might have about your project or our work.

Professional and responsible

Our team of professionals who have worked together for decades have a beautiful system of working and understanding with each other and that harmony in work can be seen by our clients and the work we do.

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