There has been tremendous activity in the housing front both
in the public as well as private sectors. The Kerala State
Housing Board is the main agency which implements a number
of housing schemes, such as Maithri, Kairali and Rajiv
One Million Housing Scheme.
colonies constructed under various housing schemes in Thiruvananthapuram
include Prasanth Nagar, Kowdiar Gardens, Vrindavan Gardens,
Panditís Colony, PTP Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Kalpaka Nagar,
NCC Nagar, Subhash Nagar, Indira Nagar, Medical College, Seeveli
Nagar, etc. The Board, with its headquarters at Chenkachoola,
has two branch offices in the district, one at Nedumangad
and the other at Neyyattinkara.
Kerala State Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Development
Corporation, Fisheries Department and Kerala State Co-operative
Housing Federation are also engaged in the construction of
houses for different sections of the public. In the heart
of the city, large flats have been constructed to accommodate
the slum dwellers.
All the villages in the district have been electrified and
power is available in every nook and corner. Kerala State
Electricity Board (KSEB) divides the district into three circles
namely; Transmission circle, Thiruvananthapuram city and Kattakkada,
for administrative efficiency. There are 6,52,000 domestic
consumers consuming 43% of the total power consumption of
the district which account to 90 million units per month.
The non-domestic consumption is higher by 57%.
district has one 220KV, nine 110KV and six 66KV electrical
sub stations. The commissioning of one 400 KV substation is
on the anvil. There are no hydro-electric power projects within
total length of roads under the Public Works Department in
Thiruvananthapuram district is 1,864 kms, excluding roads
maintained by the local bodies. The local bodies maintain
9,500 kms of which 6,100 kms are earthen, 400 kms tarred and
3,000 kms gravelled.
N.H. 47 stretches from Kaliyikavila at the southern extremity
to Paripally in the north, covering a distance of 80 kms,
within the district. The State Highway (MC Road) covers a
distance of 55 kms and passes through Kesavadasapuram, Vembayam,
Venjaramood, Kilimanoor and Nilamel in the north.
are 124 bridges in Thiruvananthapuram district. Mavilakadavu,
Amaravila, Mandapathinkadavu, Poovampara, Vamanapuram, Thiruvallom
and Auvikkara are the major bridges.
efforts have been made for providing drinking water not only
to the urban dwellers but also to the rural folk. As a result,
several water supply and augmentation schemes were started.
The water supply schemes cover 83.86 per cent of the urban
and 68.99 per cent of the rural population.
main sources of water for distribution in the capital city
are Peppara and Aruvikkara dams. At present, one hundred and
twenty schemes are in operation for providing drinking water
to the rural areas and five in urban areas. Seventy one rural
water supply schemes and 12 urban water supply schemes are
present project area of JBIC aided water supply scheme covers
Thiruvananthapuram city and six suburban panchayats having
urban characteristics. The design population for the year
2021 is 9.39 lakhs and the ultimate water demand is 285 mld
(million litres per day), of which the existing system supplies
203 mld. The present project constitutes augmentation by adding
42 mld. The emphasis of the project is, however, a comprehensive
rehabilitation of the existing system.