Thiruvananthapuram Development Authority

Thiruvananthapuram Development Authority (TRIDA) is constituted for the implementation of planned and scientific development of Thiruvananthapuram city and adjoining area. ; The jurisdiction of the Authority extends to the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation and 10 surrounding Panchayaths TRIDA was constituted in the year 1980 under section 53 A of the Travancore Town Planning Act 1108 (IV of 1108) as per GO (MS) 111/1980/LA & SWD dt.15/05/1980.

Government of Kerala has decided that the TRIDA shall be the agency responsible for the long term planning and development of Thiruvananthapuram city and as a statutory authority in the place of trust under the provisions of section 53 (A) of the Town Planning Act 1108. The primary object of constituting TRIDA is to look after the smooth and orderly implementation of the sanctioned master plan for Thiruvananthapuram. Besides it also takes implementation of various detailed Town Planning schemes.

Thiruvananthapuram Corporation is the major urban centre and the area of jurisdiction of the Development Authority includes area of TVPM Corporation and Ten Panchayaths surrounding the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation.

Functions of TRIDA

  • Its main function is the preparation of Town Planning Schemes in consultation with the State Town and Country Planning Department within its area of jurisdiction and for implementing the proposals contained in the schemes.
  • TRIDA also controls the developmental activities in the region to ensure that it is in a planned and scientific manner. This results to an integrated development of the area. ; The main tool for carrying out this function in an orderly manner is the sanctioned Master Plan for Thiruvananthapuram. ; The Authority has been vested with ample powers under the Act and Rules for the proper discharge of these functions.
  • Planning: Preparation and revision of Master Plan and Zonal Development plans
  • Regulation and control: To regulate and control the development through statutory plans and other measures
  • Development: To undertake various developmental projects in the Developmental Area
  • Co-ordination: To co-ordinate with other public agencies concerned with provisions of Urban infrastructure, services and amenities.

TRIDA Organization

TRIDA is the agency setup for the implementation of Scheme provisions. This is achieved through co-ordination between various Government and non Government agencies and implementing certain projects envisaged in the scheme . The Organisation has a well equipped multi-functional group representing various branches of urban planning and implementation of schemes viz., town planning, engineering, revenue, accounts, administration, public relations, etc.

The Member Secretary is the Head of the institution supported by Heads of various wings. ; The various section heads are Planning wing headed by Town Planner, Engineering wing headed by Chief Engineer, Administration and Revenue wing headed by Administrative and Revenue Officer, Accounts wing headed by Accounts Officer. The sanctioned strength of TRIDA consists of 68 employees including Chairman (Ex-officio) out of which the employees strength of TRIDA as on 31.03.2010 is 38 consisting of 15 deputationist and 23 own employees of TRIDA.

The Chairman, General Council and Executive Committee constitute the Authority. ; The General Council is the policy making body and has a strength of not less than 15 and not more than 30 members excluding the Chairman.The Strength of the Executive Committee shall not be less than 5 and not more than 10 members excluding Chairman.

  • Administrative Officer (Administration & Revenue)
  • Finance Officer (Accounts)
  • Town Planner (Planning)
  • Chief Engineer (Engineering)
General Council
Executive Council
Administration and Revenue Accounts Planning Engineering

Contact Details

Thiruvananthapuram Development Authority (TRIDA)
“Jaya Mansion”
Vazhuthacaud Sasthamangalam.
P. O.,Thiruvananthapuram-695 010.
Phone: 0471- 2722748, 2722238, 2722171
Fax: 2726615.
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  1. mukundakumar V.R. Says:

    Dear Madam/Sir,
    As a permanent resident in Trivandrum, I would like to suggest/share my ideas to implment some plans in the city. May I know any mail address to communicate with.
    Yours Truly,9846009300.

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