Administration in ThiruvananthapuramAdministration in Thiruvananthapuram is primarily undertaken by the Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation in conjunction with the District Collector’s Office, the Police Commissioner’s Office and the District and Sessions Court. Each of them is a branch of the Thiruvananthapuram Administration. The city has 100 wards, spread over 214.86 sq. km, with each represented by an elected councillor.
District Collector’s Office
The District Collector’s Office is responsible for administration in Thiruvananthapuram district. It is Kerala’s second most populous district and the state’s most densely-populated district. The city is the headquarters of the district which is divided into six taluks with 120 villages in each taluk. Five deputy collectors, in charge of land acquisition, general matters, land reforms, elections and revenue recovery, assist District Collector, who also has powers to act as a magistrate.
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Police Commissioner’s Office
The Commissioner of Police is at the apex of the law and order machinery in Thiruvananthapuram. Under him are three police subdivisions, ten circles and 21 police stations which are meant for the prevention and detection of crime. The traffic police has two subdivisions. There is also a district armed reserve force to assist the regular police. The Commissioner’s Office also has a narcotics cell, an intelligence unit, dog squad, women’s cell, tourists cell, a mounted police force and a district crime records bureau.
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Important Contact Numbers
- Mayor’s Office - +91 471 2322470, Extn 404
- Secretary - +91 471 2332085
- District Collector’s Office - +91 471 2731177
- Additional District Magistrate - +91 471 2472165
- Police Commissioner - +91 471 2320579, +91 9447715599
- Superintendent of Police - +91 471 2315803, +91 9447115601
- District Court - +91 471 2462167
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