Infrastructure of Kollam

The infrastructure of Kollam has being revamped since the independence of India in 1947. The government of Kerala has taken serious initiatives to better the living conditions in the city of Kollam. The cashew nut processing in Kollam has played a major role in the growth of Kollam economy. A number of private and government undertaking industries have also contributed in the infrastructure of Kollam. Few of the renowned industries in Kollam include Parvathi Mills Ltd., United Electrical Industries and Thomas Stephen & Co.

The roads and railways in Kollam have always been a matter of pride for the people of the city. The railway station of Kollam has provided the point of junction between Trivandrum and Ernakulam. The meter gauge line passing through Kollam makes the journey convenient between Chennai, Egmore and Kollam. The infrastructure in Kollam owes a lot to the roadways as well. The National Highway 47 through Kollam has contributed extensively in the road network. The other State Highways availed by the tourists and business organizations to make their way to Kollam include Kollam-Shencottah Road, Main Central Road and Punalur-Pala-Muvattupuzha. The regular bus services are available from the Kollam bus station.

The Kollam infrastructure is equally appreciating in educational and health sectors. There are numbers of primary and secondary schools, arts & science colleges, ITIs and ITCs, polytechnic & engineering colleges. There are a few teacher training centers as well in the city. Such a premium educational system attracts not only the students of the city itself but that of other states as well. The cooperative effort of the government and private hospitals ensure a safe health in Kollam.

The advanced post and telecommunication service in Kollam has helped in the communication network between Kollam and rest of the world. Few of the telecom facilitators and the cellular operators functioning in Kollam include Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, AirTel, Escotel and Reliance Infocom.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011