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Utilities and Services in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari, a territorial dominion and a typical urban centre, is located in the south most tip of the mainland India. Kanyakumari was once a territorial division of the Kingdom of Travancore before India's independence. During the year 1956, based on the report submitted by the States Reorganization Commission to the Central Government of India, the implementation of the States Reorganization Act, 1956 was followed and Kanyakumari was constituted as a district and officially merged with the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Kanyakumari Utility Services

From the day of its formation, the district of Kanyakumari has travelled a long way to become the second most urbanized district in the state of Tamil Nadu, next only to the southern metropolis of Chennai. Today, Kanyakumari is regarded as a significant contributor to the state's economic system and the district is enjoying constant development in every possible way. The urban centre is noted for its good living conditions equipped with every utility service that are offered by either the local administration or the private players.

The local administration of Kanyakumari district is committed to extending beneficial utilities and services to the population, as the primary objective of the governing bodies in Kanyakumari is to promote well being of people of all classes. The public utilities and services in Kanyakumari district provided by authorized government institutions and private establishments include nationalized banks, private sector banks, ATM services, postal services, telecommunication services, press and media and so on. Let's find out more about the public utilities and services available in the district of Kanyakumari.

Banks and ATMs in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is the home of a lot of reputed nationalized banks, private sector banks and even international banking companies. Being an established commercial centre with tourism, fishery, cottage and a few other industries having large volume business transactions on a day to day basis, there is no wonder that nationalized banks and private sector banks are scattered all over the city. Also, most of the banks in Kanyakumari are operating 24/7 ATM machines across the length and breadth of the district.

Some of the important nationalized and private sector banks in Kanyakumari district include State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, City Union Bank, Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, State Bank of Travancore, South Indian Bank, Indian Bank, Corporation Bank, Bank of Baroda, Andhra Bank, The Federal Bank, Punjab National Bank, Vijaya Bank, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank, Central Bank of India, Dhanalaxmi Bank, Kanyakumari District Central Cooperative Bank and so on

Telecommunication Services in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari district offers effective telecommunication services to the population that includes landline telephone connection, mobile phone connection, and broadband internet connection and so on. The most reputed telecommunication provider in the district is Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited who provide wire line, GSM mobile, 3G internet services, VSAT, CDMA mobile, broadband internet, carrier service, MPLS-VPN and so on.

Apart from the BSNL, many other established private telecommunication players have extensive network in the district which includes Aircel, Airtel, Tata Docomo, Vodafone, and Reliance and so on.

Important Contact Information - BSNL Kanyakumari District

BSNL General Manager’s office/Nodal officer in Kanyakumari
Revenue District: Kanyakumari
Name of the Secondary Switching Area (SSA): Nagercoil

Head of Secondary Switching Area (SSA), BSNL:
General Manager
Shivaji Buildings Tower Junction Nagercoil - 629 001
Phone Number: 04652-229999

Name of the Nodal Officer: Venkatachalakambar
Designation: Sub Divisional Engineer (SDE)
Phone Number: 04652-2229000

Nagercoil SSA Customer Service Centre Details

Shri. Muthukumar, AGM (CSC)
Phone Number: 04652-232000, 9486102554
Email ID:

Kulasekaram Customer Service Centre: 04651-279988
Marthandam Customer Service Centre: 04651-205462
Neyyoor Customer Service Centre: 04651-224400
Thuckalay Customer Service Centre: 04651-253939
Nagercoil GM Office CSC Customer Service Centre: 04652-230066
Kanyakumari Customer Service Centre: 04652-246140
T.E, Nagercoil Customer Service Centre: 04652-233022

Postal Services in Kanyakumari

The district of Kanyakumari comes under the southern region of Tamil Nadu Postal Circle, which is headquartered in Madurai city. Indian Post is the most trusted postal services in the district who offer a long list of services to the population, which include parcel mails, registered posts, insured posts, value payable posts, international mails, speed posts, express parcel posts, media posts, greeting posts, business posts, logistics posts, retail posts, banking services, money order services, international money transfer services, mutual fund services, finance mart services, postal life insurance services and so on.

Apart from the India Post, the district houses a lot of reputed private courier services like Professional couriers, DTDC couriers and so on.

Important Contact Information - India Post Kanyakumari District

Head of Southern Region (Headquarters - Madurai) of Tamil Nadu Postal Circle
Ms. Charukeshi
Postmaster General
Phone Number: 0452-2532244

Ms. Nirmala Devi
Director of Postal Services
Phone Number: 0452-2531893

Head Post Office in Kanyakumari District
Post Office Name: Nagercoil H.O
Pincode: 629001
Status: Head Office (Delivery)
Postal Department Information: Kanyakumari Division, Madurai Region, Tamil Nadu Circle
Location Details: Agastheeswaram Taluk, Kanyakumari District
Phone Number: 04652-232066

Press and Media in Kanyakumari

It is a fact that the press and media play an all-important responsibility of reporting the day to day happenings the people. The district of Kanyakumari houses a lot of reputed daily newspaper publishers, magazine publishers, and local TV channels and so on. Some of the notable media and newspaper publishers who distribute, broadcast and bring out editions from Kanyakumari district include

Maalai Malar Tamil
Edition: Evening Daily
Address: No.684, Police Station Road, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari-629001
Phone Number: 04652-236861/236862

Dina Thanthi Tamil
Edition: Morning Daily
Address: No. 31/95, North Street, Marthandam, Kanyakumari - 629165
Phone Number: 04651-274404

Dina Malar Tamil
Edition: Morning Daily
Address: No. 5/2, Nedumbokkuvilai, Marthandam, Kanyakumari - 629165
Phone Number: 04651-271914

Electricity Supply in Kanyakumari

The Kanyakumari Electricity Distribution Circle (Kanyakumari EDC) is led by a Superintending Engineer with main office in Nagercoil town. At present, the district houses three operation and maintenance divisions with central offices at Kuzhithurai, Nagercoil and Thuckalay and are directed by executive engineers. The executive engineers supervise the maintenance of electricity supply to the population. Apart from the said operation and maintenance divisions, the district houses an construction and commercial segment, which manages the construction procedures for extension of power supply to newly registered consumers in the region.

Quick Facts - Kanyakumari District Hydroelectric Power Installations

Name of the Installations: Kodayar Power House - I
Number of Unit: 01
Installed Capacity:  1 * 60 MW
Power Generation: 152.378 MU

Name of the Installations: Kodayar Power House - II
Number of Unit: 01
Installed Capacity:  1 * 40 MW
Power Generation: 90.23361 MU

Electrical Engineer (General)
Kanyakumari Electricity Distribution circle
Phone Number: 9445854475

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