Thripunithura is a suburb of Kochi and a municipality in Ernakulam district in the Indian State of Kerala. Thripunithura is surrounded by stretches of Vembanad Lake and Canals, which sustain inland navigation. The town is situated almost eight meters above mean sea level. However, the town has been facing traffic congestion for a while now, with no concrete solutions in sight.
Center for Public Policy Research conducted a study in the town, to understand its mobility structure. It covered aspects like peak traffic time, details of public vehicles, the routes of public buses, parking details, minor and interconnecting roads, ratio of vehicles passing through each roads, and measurement of roads, among other factors. The traffic in Thripunithura has been congested for the past few years, with major areas like Hill Palace Road, Hospital Road, and SH15 near the East Fort Gate overcrowded with vehicles.
Thripunithura is home to several educational institutions. Apart from several government schools, there are also a few privately-managed CBSE ones. A landmark of the town is the RLV Music College, which provides training in classical music and has produced many great singers, most notably playback singer K J Yeshudas.