Our Mission

To provide quality transport service to the urban mass and also to link the tourist destinations of Kerala so as to avoid congestion in cities by avoiding use of own vehicles and prompting them to make use of public transport system.

About Us

Kerala Urban Road Transport Corporation (KURTC) is formed vide GO(MS) No.50/2014/ From Dtd. 05/07/2014. The main objectives is to accelerate urban mobility for providing efficient, adequate, economical and properly coordinated system of Transport services.

What we are

Kerala Urban Road Transport Corporation (KURTC) is formed to uplift the city public transport system in the state of Kerala. During 2008 Govt. Of India had formulated a scheme for funding to urban buses under the Jawaharlal Nehru national Urban Renewal Mission with a concept that “Buses will change the face of the city. Buses are great equalizer arrange the society and the benefits of buses reach to all. It works as a great leveler and it is the sustainable transport medium”. For conducting the service operation and the up keeping of the buses allocated through the JnNURM scheme necessitated a special purpose vehicle. Hence KURTC is formed as a subsidiary of KURTC vide GO(MS) No.50/2014/Trans Dtd. 05/07/2014 as per the provision laid under RTC Act 1950,Rule 17(A). The operation and maintenance of the buses under the scheme are also managed by KURTC through the administrative setup of KSRTC.

Our Promise

Providing premium transportation throughout the state of Kerala
Dedicated employees to provide better service
Provide better safety features
Improved accessibility for passengers with disabilities
Adoption of cutting edge technology integrated with Intelligent Transport System
Safety as top priority

The Formation

The Government of India during 2008 has launched a scheme for providing funds to the State Governments / Road Transport Undertakings for purchase of Public Transport buses for plying in Urban areas and for their maintenance under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM), based on the concept that Urban Transport is the key driver for social and economical development of our country and also to meet the requirements in respect of mobility of Urban population.

Ist phase

The scheme has been implemented by the Government of India in two phases. During the 1st phase of implementation, Government of India has provided 80% of the project cost. The Government of India has provided fund support for purchasing 320 Public Transport buses during the 1st phase. The 320 buses comprises of 80 A/C buses and 240 NON A/C buses, deployed in Thiruvananthapuram and Greater Cochin area. Accordingly, 50 A/C low floor buses and 120 non A/C low floor buses are plying in Greater Kochin area from 2009 onwards.

IInd phase

During the 2nd phase of the project, the Government of India has sanctioned 400 Public Transport buses, including 110 A/C low floor buses and 290 non A/C low floor buses, spread across twelve districts in the State of Kerala as 5 clusters. Apart from this, the Government of India provides fund for creation of infrastructure facilities for operation and maintenance of the buses provided under the scheme.


At the commencement of JnNURM phase - II KSRTC had submitted 5 detailed project report for the procurement of buses under this scheme by grouping the District headquarters cities except Thiruvanathapuram and Ernakulam in to five clusters as detailed.

Cluster 1 Kozhikkode, Kalpetta,Malappuram
Cluster 2 Kottayam, Thodupuzha, Pathanamthitta
Cluster 3 Kannur, Kasargod
Cluster 4 Thrissur,Palakkad
Cluster 5 Kollam, Alappuzha

Vehicles allotted

The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee ( CSMC ) of Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD ) had sanctioned 400 buses for the five clusters.as detailed.

Cluster 400 mm A/C LE 900 mm SLE non A/C
1 30 70
2 25 60
3 0 30
4 25 60
5 30 70

On completion of the scheme KURTC will have 720 low floor buses consisting 190 A/C Volvo and 530 non A/C buses.

Recently Government of India launched ATAL MISSION FOR REJUVENATION AND URBAN TRANSFORMATION (AMRUT) scheme aiming to reduce pollution in urban areas by switching over to public transport. KURTC will also avail the facility as envisage in the scheme.

KSRTC: Our Parent Corporation

The history of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation began whilst the development of the transport industry it wasn't booming enough like today. The Travancore State Transport Department was constituted by the erstwhile Travancore Government with a view to reorganize the transport service of the State.Mr E.G. Salter, Assistant, Operating Supdt of London Passenger Transport Board was appointed as Supdt on 20.9.1937.

The State Motor Service was inaugurated by His Highness Sree Chithirathirunal Balarama Varma on 20.2.1938. His Highness and his kin were the first passengers of the inaugration trip and Mr. Salter was himself the driver to that bus. This bus along with the 33 other buses brought on road driving through the Kawdiar Square was seen to be a beautiful attraction.

Consequent on the enactment of Road Transports Corporation Act in 1950, Govt. of Kerala formulated KSRTC rules in 1965 by sec.44 and the department was converted into an autonomous corporation on 1.4.1965. The Kerala State road Transport Corporation was established by the government of Kerala by the notification dated, 15-3-1965. The arrangements required for the smooth taking over of the services run by the Kerala State Transport Department were made expeditiously by the Corporation. [...]

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Pandit Karuppan Road, Perumanoor.P.O. Thevara Ernakulam, PIN – 682015

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