I.  Transportation

The National Highway 66 (earlier known as National Highway 47) stretches from Kaliyikkavila at the southern extremity to Navaikulam near Parippally in the north, covering a distance of 80 km (50 mi) within the district. The MC Road covers a distance of 55 km (34 mi)and passes through Kesavadaspuram, VembayamVenjaramooduKilimanoorand Nilamel in the north. PWD maintains about 1,552 km (964 mi) of road in the district. Local bodies maintain 9,500 km (5,900 mi) of road. There are 116 bridges in Thiruvananthapuram District.

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation operates 20 units: nine depots, seven sub depots, and four operating centres in Thiruvananthapuram district. The corporation has used 1,308 buses in 1171 schedules, transporting 11 lakh commuters daily.

II.  Railways

The rail transport in the district is operated by Southern Railway zone of Indian Railways. Thiruvananthapuram is connected to the rest of the country by broad gauge railway line. eighty-two km (51 mi) of railway line passes through the district. There are currently 20 railway stations are in the district, including the Trivandrum Central station.

III.  Airports

Services are being operated by domestic and international airlines from the Trivandrum International Airport Trivandrum International Airport has direct flights to many internationalcitieslike KuwaitDubaiDammam,Singapore, MaléColomboSharjahMuscat,Bahrain, DohaJeddahand   AbuDhabi. It is linked with ChennaiDelhiMumbaiHyderabadBangalore and Kolkatta by domestic flights.

IV.  Waterways

The district's eastern coastline, and its rivers and lakes, provide ample scope for water transport. The waterway from Thiruvananthapuram to Kottapuram in Kozhikode district, which was made possible by the two tunnels of 282 and 721 meters (925 and 2,365 ft), constructed in 1877 and 1880 respectively at Varkala, is now defunct. Projects and schemes are underway for reviving these waterways. The container trans-shipment project proposed at Vizhinjam also holds prospects for reaching the district by sea

Incubation centre:

T-TBI, Technopark, TVPM

  ‘Technopark Business Incubation Centre’ (T-BIC) was established in 2002 with the support of Government of Kerala and the Government of India, for incubating Business Enterprises. Following the success of this initiative, Technopark started the Technopark – Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) in 2006. Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI), a joint initiative of Technopark, Trivandrum and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, is avidly helping the technology business start-ups with all the necessary resources and supports they need to evolve and grow as a ripened business. T-TBI provide rganizat with necessary infrastructure support, technology/ prototype development support, research assistance, help in getting funding, business consulting assistance and do whatever is necessary to make the start-up a success.


 The Lead Bank of Thiruvananthapuram District is INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK. The lead Bank prepares the credit plan for the district and ensures the credit flow to various sectors. The banking related issues are taken up with DLRC chaired by the District collector  with active participation of the District Industries Centre.

 Large Scale Industries /Public Sector undertakings

 • In Thiruvananthapuram district there are 2 Central sector, 14 State sector, 1 co- operative sector, 4 joint sector and 60 private sector medium and large scale industries.

• By the number of medium and large scale industries, Thiruvananthapuram district ranks second among the 14 districts of Kerala

• Number of registered working factories. They include oil mills, cashew factories, cotton textiles, saw mills, printing units, rubber industrial units, chemical units, match factories, general engineering units and automobile workshops

• small scale industrial units comprising agro based industries, forest based, animal husbandry based, pesticide based, chemicals based, engineering based & manufacturing and building materials section

• Traditional industry pockets : coir producing pockets are Anchuthengu and Muppiri. Handloom weaving is prevalent at Balaramapuram, Amaravila, Kulathur and Chirayinkeezhu

• There are 20 Hantex (Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society) depots and five showrooms in the district.

Presence of premier institutions:

1.The ISRO under the Department of Space, Government of India has the VSSC at Thumba and Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) at Valiyamala Nedumangadu in Thiruvananthapuram district. 

2.Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is the prime centre engaged in design and development of launch vehicles.

3.The Inertial System Unit (ISU) of  the ISRO and the Reinforced Plastic Centre (REPLACE)     function from Vattiyoorkavu in the district.

4.Keltron (Ker….ala State Electronics Development Corporation) has made inroads into electronic markets throughout the country.

5.Government of India public sector undertakings like the Hindustan Latex and Sri Chitra Thirunal Institute of Science and Technology are also located in the district.

6.Technopark is India’s largest technology park.  With 61 companies, employing over 5500 IT professionals, including five CMM Level 5, three CMM Level 3 and several ISO 9001 certified companies. Global majors like Infosys, TCS, Tata Elxsi, Allianz Cornhill, RM Plc., Mc Kinsey, Ernst & Young. Companies from Europe, US and other countries operate from the Campus.

7.C-DIT The Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT), is a Total Solution Provider in information technology for the Government of Kerala. C-DIT also functions as the southern regional video software production facility of the  14 National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), New Delhi. Web Services, GIS, Video Communication, Animation, Educational Informatics and Optical Image Processing are some exclusive teams that C-DIT offers.

The following establishments are located in the district and occupy national prominence: 

Keltron, Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited, is a public sector Electronics Company located in Kerala, a state in India. It is headquartered at the capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. The company is under the direct control of the State government of Kerala.  Currently, major products of the company include mines for Indian navy and  various  parts of Rockets for Indian space research  organization ISRO. The  company also  produces basic electronic components such as capacitors,  transistors, resistors,  diodes,  PCBs on a large scale for the Indian  market. It also  provides services in the field of information technology,  animation, and web  designing. It has recently established a division for geo- informatics services.  

  Travancore Titanium Products Ltd (TTP), is the leading manufacturer of anatase grade titanium dioxide in India. The company was opened in 1946 at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, India. The main product is pigment grade titanium dioxide which is extracted from ilmenite, which is abundantly available as placer deposits on beaches near Kollam, 65 km north of Thiruvananthapuram. Ilmenite, a mixture of titanium dioxide and iron in the form of ferric/ferrous oxide, is treated with Sulphuric Acid to get Titanium dioxide and ferrous sulphate.

HLL Lifecare Limited (formerly Hindustan Latex Limited)(HLL) is a large manufacturing company in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. They produce health care products, including condoms, blood bags, and contraceptive pills. One of HLL’s contraceptive products is ormeloxifene, branded as Saheli, a non-hormonal non-steroid weekly oral contraceptive. 

Chitranjali Studio is located in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India. This film studio was started in 1980s and is owned by Kerala State Film Development Corporation(KSFDC). The studio is located in the hilltop of Thiruvallam and is spread in 75 acres. The studio has the second largest sound proof indoor floor in Asia with  15 12,000 sq ft (1,100 m2). The studio has four outdoor film units, film processing labs, dubbing studios, preview theatres etc.  

Kinfra Apparel Park (KIAP) is located at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala state in India. The KIAP provides infrastructure and other related facilities for the garment manufacturing units. This park is operated by KINFRA (Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation), a public sector agency in the state. The KIAP is promoted by the Government of India under “Apparel Parks for Exports Scheme”. 

Kerala Automobiles Limited (KAL) is a public sector automobile manufacturing company in Kerala, India. The KAL, located in Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum), undertakes the manufacturing and marketing various models of Three Wheelers. The company is ISO 9001:2000 certified. Their products include Auto rickshaw, Pick up Van, Delivery Van, Auto chassis, Hydraulic Tipper etc, and exports the three wheeler vehicles to Egypt. 

English Indian Clays Ltd., a Company incorporated in India, was part of the erstwhile Thapar Group. The Company was incorporated in 1963 in technical & financial collaboration with English China Clays Ltd., U.K, the pioneer and the then world leader.


1.Keltron Advanced Training Centre, Vellayambalam, TVPM

2.Kerala State Centre for Advanced Printing & Training, TVPM

3.Regional Telecom Training Centre, Kaimanam, TVPM

4.Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Vellayambalam, TVPM

5.Keltron Animation Campus, Women’s College Lane, TVPM

6.TOONZ Animation Academy, Kariyavattom, TVPM

7.Vismaya Max Animations, Diamond Hill, Sasthamangalam,TVPM

8.Centre for Management Development, Thycaud, TVPM





Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Sreekariyam, TVPM


Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research, College of Engg.,TVPM


AAPL-TTRC, Technopark, TVPM{Airframe Aero Designs Pvt.Ltd-Technology Training Research Centre}


Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management-Kerala, Technopark, TVPM


Sree Chithira Thirunal Institute of Medical Science & Technology, TVPM


Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute, Palode, TVPM


Coconut Research Station, Kattachalkuzhi, Balaramapuram, TVPM


Sree Chitira Thirunal Engg.College, TVPM


Rajiv Gandhi Centre for BioTechnology, Poojapura, TVPM


Centre for Nano Science & Nano Technology, University of Kerala, Kariyavattom, TVPM


National Coir Research and Management Institute,,Thiruvananthapuram


CSIR-NIIST, Industrial Estate Po, Thiruvananthapuram