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Public Works Department

Kerala Public Works Department

Public works department in the State of Travancore (which later formed the major part of Kerala State following the reorganization of states in 1956) made its beginning in the year 1823 with the formation of the Maramath Department as a branch of the Huzur Cutchery (Government Secretariat) with an executive branch known as the Panivakai Maramath.The Administration Report of the department for the year 1873-74 states that “the new roads of which very nearly 1000 miles have been either completely opened or are in various stages of progress have tapped an enormous tract of the country hitherto almost inaccessible, giving fresh impetus to agriculture”.The PWD Code was introduced in 1901. The department was periodically reorganized and in 1935-36, the administrative staff under the Chief Engineer consisted of 7 Executive Engineers in charge of divisions, 8 Assistant Engineers and 8 Sub-Engineers in charge of sub-divisions and Supervisors and Overseers in charge of sections.The department has also an Architecture wing headed by a Chief Architect.

Public Works Department Organization:

The following organizations are functioning under the Department.1) Kerala State Construction Corporation Ltd. 2) Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala Ltd.and 3) Kerala Road Fund Board The Roads & Bridges wing and the Building & Local Works wing of the department have three circles each to supervise the execution of works at divisional level. Both the wings have one division at district level. The Buildings wing has also a Judicial circle exclusively for the supervision of construction works in Judicial sector. There is a Superintending Engineer for Electrical and an Executive Engineer for Electronics for advising the related matters to the Chief Engineer Buildings Wing. The National Highway wing has three circles and eight divisions.The execution of works is supervised and completed through the Executive Engineer.Kerala State Construction Corporation was formed in the year 1975 as a fully owned Kerala Government company. Kerala State Construction Corporation has credibly executed a number of projects not only with speed and efficiency but also on lower costs. RBDCK mainly deals with the properties and assets comprising movables and immovable including land, road projects, railway over bridge projects, toll collection rights and works under construction.

Notable Function of Power Department

  • The department is responsible for Design, implementation and maintenance of all public works undertaken by Government.
  • Economic development of the State by providing required road infrastructure.
  • Development of interstate road infrastructure facilities.
  • Enhanced mobility of people and goods and services.
  • Road safety.
  • Establishment matters of other Non-Gazetted Technical Staff.
  • Departmental Motor Vehicles Accident Cases Repairs and Maintenance and Insurance.
  • Computers and allied matters.
  • Fixation of rent of Private Buildings.
  • Kerala State Transport Project (KSTP) Central Road Fund Matter sand all Toll Collection matters.
  • Audit objections, Drafts Paras/Audit Paras.

Department Section:

S.NO Department Section Phone No
1 Public Works (A) Department 0471- 2517139
2 Public Works (B) Department 0471- 2518705
3 Public Works (C) Department 0471- 2518935
4 Public Works (D) Department 047-12518172
5 Public Works (E) Department 0471- 2518136
6 Public Works (F) Department 0471- 2518527
7 Public Works (G) Department 0471- 2517173
8 Public Works (H) Department 0471-2518470
9 Public Works (PS) Department 0471-2518470

Kerala Public Works Department Important Contact Details:

Shri.V.K.Ebrahim Kunju

Minister for Public Works
Room No:603,6th Floor
Secretariat Annexe
Thiruvananthapuram
Phone : 0471-2335457
Mob : 9495155500, 9846099400
Fax : 0471-2335466
E-MAIL: minister-pwd@kerala.gov.in

Public Works Department

2nd Floor
South Block
Secretariat

Shri.T.O.Sooraj Secretary

Ph-0471-2518308,2327803
Fax-2323873
M-9847506789
E-MAIL: prlsecy@pwd.kerala.gov.in

Executive Engineer

PWD Roads Division,
PMG Junction
Thiruvananthapuram.
Ph.0471-2314815
Email: eerbtvm@pwd.kerala.gov.in
Official Website:www.keralapwd.gov.in

Related Website of Public Works Department

Name of Website Link
Public Works Department, Government of Kerala www.keralapwd.gov.in
Kerala Road Fund Board www.krfb.org
Information & Public Relations Department www.prd.kerala.gov.in

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  1. k n shetty Says:

    most of the roads are in excellent condtion in kerala. few roads like uppala to baliyur and uppala to bekoor require remetalling and also widening of uppala to baliyur road. pl look into this sir

  2. k n shetty Says:

    UPPALA TO BALIYOOR ROAD REQUIRES REMETALLING AND WIDENING SIR PL LOOK INTO THIS. BY AND LARGE OTHER ROADS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION IN MANJESHWAR TQ
    REGARDS

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