Thiruvananthapuram City Improvement, India


Population density gives a strong push to improve infrastructure in India as that is the engine of each economy. The scientists are clear about it, the more you build new roads, the more obstacles will be in the way: more CO2 emissions, more environmental issues. The Indian state of Kerala faced infrastructure problems when the roads were too narrow and traffic increased which thus caused a threat to the state economy. At the same time Kerala had a budget deficit


Concessions between the Kerala Road Fund and the Thiruvananthapuram Road Development Company Limited, with the financial assistance of IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited, became a way out which not only resolved an infrastructure issue but provided a high-quality road that addressed CO2 emissions and environmental issues with the planting of trees and other measures, such as the capturing of water, which makes it a multi-use project

SDG Impact:

SDG 9: Infrastructure improvement by investments in the Thiruvananthapuram road empowered the Kerala community

SDG 11: The growing vehicle density was resolved by the project

SDG 13: The improvement of the environment with the planting of 2200 trees  and the absence of  traffic congestion has been achieved, in spite of the phenomenal increase in the number of vehicles on the road

Compliance with UNECE People-first PPP criteria:

The Project:

  • Protected the environment by promoting a greener economy
  • Multiplied economic effectiveness with an impact on human well-being
  • Can be easily replicated and scaled up to achieve the transformation impact needed