A vibrant & alluring capital city that is inclusive, safe & accessible and which respects its natural environment & celebrates its heritage & culture.
The five Strategic Pillars that lay the foundation for the Vision Statement are derived from City Profile, Citizen Engagement & SWOT analysis. Below are listed the key focus areas – Strategic Direction & Goals, that will support & build on the Vision.
8th busiest airport in India.
The International Airport is considered an all-weather airport and is busiest in terms of international traffic.
Central Railway Station
is the largest railway station in Kerala in terms of passenger movement and an important rail hub in Southern Railway. There are direct rail connections to all major cities in India.
is one of the oldest state run public bus transport services in India. Daily scheduled distance is over 14,22,546 km
74.66 sq.km. (1966) to 214.6 sq.km. (2012)
Growth of the city
|%||As per URDPFI
|2.53||1||3 - 4%|
|27.86||13||10 - 12%|
|6.46||3||12 - 14%|
|1.82||1||8 - 10%|
Arks & Open Space
|0.54||0||18 - 20%|
Augmentation of treatment facilities.
Replacement of old pipelines & aged water meters Rehabilitation of existing WTPs
Augmentation of 24X7 WS (new areas) Smart meters for bulk consumers & revenue collection centres
Includes cleaning & desilting of the existing drains Rejuvenation of existing drains. Extension of the SWD network for uncovered area
194 Comunity Aerobins distributed 50 flops plants and 19 OWLS installed
Green Protocol toward Zero-Waste Event demonstrated at National games 2015
Extension of sewerage network
Rehabilation of old network & 5 MLD STP
Source: TMC (2017)
Installed 12nos Solar units (235 KW capacity)
within the city. Additional 4 nos Solar units
(90 KW) under implimentation
I-SAFE app based alert system Pink patroling
and pink beat vehicles 24/7 VANITA helpline
Monthly Grevience readdresal forums
20% of Kerala and 17% in Tiruvananthapuram: Very high in comparison to national avg. of 8%
Basic Services include water, sanitation and waste management. Emphasis is placed on equitable access to these urban basic services, especially for the poor. It promotes the development of clean, energy efficient, affordable, and human-centered design that can deliver better services to citizens, while at the same time make the most effective use of natural resources and cutting down on fossil fuel reliance and energy consumption.
GOAL 01: 100% coverage of 24x7 water supply & optimization of water usage through smart water network.
GOAL 02: 100% coverage of roadside storm water drains along with regular cleaning & maintenance of the major drains.
GOAL 03: Provide adequate public toilets in key public & commercial areas
GOAL 04: Ensure a clean city through integrated collection, transportation & management of solid waste.
GOAL 05: Improve service delivery of public utilities & services
Ensuring the delivery of services through enabling transparency and improving accountability
GOAL 07: Ensure open, accountable & responsible governance
GOAL 08: Improve inter-department co-ordination for services
Thiruvananthapuram City caters to a large district, city & tourist population, a majority of which frequent the city centre, travel to & from work, access healthcare, partake in tourism, entertainment & recreation. To ensure that residents & tourists can experience an increased quality of life, the city aims to improve mobility & connectivity through actions that will contribute to a safe, accessible & convenient transportation network that promotes green space in urban areas to make the city a more pleasant & accessible place to live & work.
A well balanced multi-modal transportation network facilitates the ability of people to move within, around, in & out of the city. Diversifying the methods by which people can get around is an important element of a healthy, sustainable & prosperous Thiruvananthapuram.
GOAL 09: Create better planned parking facilities
GOAL 10: Ensure encroachment free & continuous pathways/walkways
GOAL 11: Improve traffic discipline
GOAL 12: Make the city easily Navigable & Legible by all groups of people
GOAL 13: Promote & encourage a shift from Private vehicles to Public Transport
GOAL 14: Reduce traffic congestion & frequency of road accidents
GOAL 15: Create an atmosphere of being & feeling safe through surveillance & street lighting
GOAL 16: Enable a universally accessible & convenient transportation network
Maximizing and optimizing government land in the city centre through densification and housing varied activities and programs.
GOAL 17: Encourage a diverse land-use mix
GOAL 18: Plan, build & upgrade infrastructure to support growth & urban intensification.
Celebration of culture will be a catalyst for economic development, community engagement, participation, & social cohesion
GOAL 19: Create & re-adapt spaces to celebrate the city's cultural identity
GOAL 20: Restore & upgrade structures of historic importance
Developing expertise for local tourism businesses & hospitality services is central to optimizing the value of tourism in Thiruvananthapuram. Communities with rich cultural heritage & craft skills will be equipped with entrepreneurship & business management skills to assist them in growing their businesses & Thiruvananthapuram’s cultural attractions. The city aims to promote cultural & heritage tourism, together with local communities, by implementing community-inclusive business models.
GOAL 21: Expand & leverage the tourism, service industry & hospitality sectors
GOAL 22: Work with business & universities to support talent creation & innovation
While identifying & planning for foreseeable risks is an important part of disaster risk reduction, we will also build resilience in our infrastructure so that they can withstand a range of shocks & stresses, even those that are unforeseen.
GOAL 23: Mitigate flooding via canals in core city areas
GOAL 24:Set up faster emergency response systems
We will work to promote & facilitate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, through infrastructure change & engagement with the community.
GOAL 25: Prevent the occurrence of mosquito-borne diseases
GOAL 26: Promote active living & getting outside
There is a growing importance for people & municipalities when it comes to protecting the environment & better understanding the impact & implications of environmental issues.
Acting now by preserving the natural environment, reducing our carbon footprint & building the city in an environmentally sound manner, will benefit future generations.
GOAL 27: Promote & Encourage environmentally friendly urbanization
This direction seeks to ensure that vulnerable groups have a voice & their needs are adequately addressed.
GOAL 28: Total Inclusion in the ABD area
GOAL 29: Advocate & develop varied & affordable housing
GOAL 30: Encourage & support a diversified city & community-based economy