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Transport in Thrissur

National Highway 47 in Thalore, Thrissur Metropolitan Area. This national highway connects Thrissur city with Kochi and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu

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Transport in Thrissur City (Malayalam: തൃശ്ശൂര്‍) is served by state-owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), private buses, Indian Railways, Auto rickshaws and Taxis. The city is situated in the Central part of the state of Kerala, India. It is the headquarters of the Thrissur District. It is known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala.

Public transport

For transport within the city, private buses, state buses, taxis and autos are available throughout the day. The city has a very fast and efficient bus transport system mainly dominated by private operators. Private buses operate to the nook and corner of Thrissur City.

Private buses operate from Shaktan Thampuran Private Bus Stand and Priyadarshini Bus Stand, locally known as Vadakke Stand. Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses operate from Thrissur KSRTC Bus Station and are very limited to city and mostly operate intra-district routes.

Roadways

State Highway 22 (Kerala) in Thrissur city. This highway connects Kodungallur in Thrissur Metropolitan Area to Palakkad District

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National Highways

Two major National Highway (India) traverse through Thrissur city and Thrissur Metropolitan Area:

State Highways

With 101 km2 area, Thrissur city has a road network of 526 km of which nearly 76% is surfaced. The road density is 5.2 km per km2 area. The city roads are owned and maintained by Kerala Government and Thrissur Municipal Corporation.[2]

Schematic Road network map of Thrissur City

Distance Chart

City/Town Distance (km) City/Town Distance (km) City/Town Distance (km) City/Town Distance (km)
Alappuzha 130 Kanyakumari 369 Kozhikode 125 Mysore 265
Bangalore 468 Kannur 218 Thiruvananthapuram 280 Ooty 198
Chennai 603 Kochi 71 Madurai 280 Palakkad 65
Coimbatore 118 Cochin International Airport 59 Mangalore 359 Panaji (Goa) 735
Coimbatore International Airport 132 Kollam 213 Mumbai 1311 Sabarimala 205
Guruvayoor 27 Kottayam 135 Munnar 159 Thekkady 213

Railways

Thrissur city has four railway stations in the city limit, Thrissur Railway Station, Mulankunnathukavu Railway Station, Poonkunnam Railway Station and Ollur Railway Station. Thrissur Railway Station is the main railway head where all passenger, express and mail trains stop. The station lies in the heart of the City and is busiest railway station in Southern India handling over 20,000 passengers daily.

The wider Thrissur Metropolitan Area have ten railway stations, Wadakkanchery Railway Station, Guruvayur Railway Station, Pudukad Railway Station, Irinjalakuda Railway Station, Chalakudi Railway Station, Divine Nagar Railway Station, Koratty Railway Station, Vallathol Nagar Railway Station, Mullurkara Railway Station and Nellayi Railway Station. Shoranur-Cochin Harbour section and Thrissur-Guruvayur Section are the two railway lines which pass through the Thrissur Metropolitan Area.[3]

Railway network in Thrissur District

Stations in Thrissur city

Stations in Thrissur Metropolitan Area

Airport

There are no airports in Thrissur City and the nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery which is located 50 km. Direct domestic flights are available to major Indian cities like Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. International flights to Middle East cities like Bahrain, Muscat, Sharja, Jeddah, Riyadh, Doha and to Southeast Asian cities Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are available here. It has a dedicated heli-taxi service and chartered flights. Calicut International Airport at Karipur in the Malappuram District, which is 80 km from city and Coimbatore Airport, which is 114 kilometers from the city also can be used by travellers.

Heliport

There are four functional Heliports in Thrissur city. One is at Sri C. Achutha Menon Government College ground, Kuttanellur known as Kuttanellur Heliport, and second one at Lulu Convention Centre. The third is in Sobha City above the Sobha Topaz building, and the fourth helipad is owned by Kalyan Jewellers inside the Sobha City complex. Kalyan Jewellers helipad is in 6 acres of land.[4][5][6][7]

References

  1. ^ "State Highways in Kerala". Kerala State Public Works Department. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  2. ^ "National Highways in Kerala". Kerala State Public Works Department. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Trichur Railway Station". Makemy trip. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Probe into lapse in security during Manmohan's Kerala visit". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Kerala: Probe into security 'lapse' during PM Manmohan Singh's visit". Economic Times. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Kalyan jewellers now own helicopter, helipads". Mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  7. ^ "Kalyan jewellers now own helicopter, helipads". News.nom. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 

See also