Kerala has 145,704 km of roads which consists of 4.2% of India's total roadways. Road density of Kerala is about four times the national average, reflecting the high population density of the state. India's national highway network includes the highway of Kerala-with an overall 1,524 km, which is 2.6% of the national total.
There are eight national highways in the state of Kerala with the major highways NH 17, NH 47 and NH 49 connecting other parts of the state.
Kerala State Transport Project (KSTP), which consists of the GIS-based Road Information and Management Project (RIMS) is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the 1,600 km of state highways and major district roads.
The major arterial roads are constructed and maintained by the Public Works Department of Kerala. Road traffic in Kerala has been on a rise at a rate of (10 - 11)% per year and this has been exerting extreme pressure on the roads. During 2003-2004, the overall length of the roads of Kerala was increased by 5%.
The public transport system comprises government buses and private buses, taxis and autorickshaws. There are about 200 railway stations and 101 train services linking up the state to other main cities of India. Tourist taxis, Luxury and Semi-luxury coaches are available throughout Kerala. You can also rent a car with or without a chauffeur, according to your convenience.
Local Bus Services are run by Kerala Transport Corporation and Private Operators at regular intervals.
Last Updated on : 23/07/2013