2014: The Opening of a Major Bus Station in India

February 3, 2014

A newly completed bus station in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state of Kerala in southwestern India, was opened for public use. This 7.4-acre (3-hectare) transit complex is specifically located in the neighborhood of Thampanoor in the central part of Thiruvananthapuram. Thampanoor bus station (also known as Central bus station) was formally inaugurated by Oommen Chandy, who was chief minister of Kerala between 2004 and 2006 and again from 2011 to 2016.

Construction on Thampanoor bus station had begun in 2010. This bus station is the largest and busiest one in Thiruvananthapuram, which also has the distinction of being Kerala’s most populous city. Along with serving as a hub for buses transporting passengers throughout Kerala, Thampanoor bus station is a pivotal link for bus routes between Thiruvananthapuram and key destinations in the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

This station encompasses an arrival bus bay zone with five platforms; a departure bus bay zone with 25 platforms; and fuel pumps, a parking area, and a repair garage for buses. Thampanoor bus station also contains a commercial zone that features an international convention center; a movie theater complex; and various stores. The station also serves as the headquarters for the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, which oversees public bus services in that region of India.

Photo Credit: Mail2arunjith (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on Thampanoor bus station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_bus_station_Thiruvananthapuram

Additional information on the overall transportation network in Thiruvananthapuram is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Thiruvananthapuram

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