The Regional Transport Offices were formed under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the main responsibility of RTOs is to regulate the transport and provide transport-related services. Ernakulam district was formed on 1 April 1958. So the area will become 73.03 square kilometres (28.20 sq mi) with a total city population of 384,892.  The two Christians were also instrumental in founding Christian churches with Syrian liturgy along the Malabar coast, distinct from the ancient Vedic Advaitam propounded by Adi Shankara in the early 9th century among the Nampoothiri Vaishnavites and Nair Sub Castes, as Malayalam was not accepted as a liturgical language until the early 18th century. Explore more on Kollam Kerala. Each circle is divided into a number of police stations, headed by a Sub-Inspector of Police. The Kollam city Corporation will focus on social-justice based development and welfare while diverse projects will be implemented to make Kollam a … It was opened in 1902 and was a major source navigational aid for the ships of that area.  This gives it a ranking of 155th in India (out of a total of 640 districts). When Pathanamthitta district was formed on 1 st July 1983, the entire Pathanamthitta Taluk and nine villages of Kunnathur Taluk of the district were also removed. In May 2015, Government of Kerala have decided to expand City Corporation of Kollam by merging Thrikkadavoor panchayath. Kottarakara is well known as the place where a new version of the classical dance form of Kathakali was conceived. The rail links later established to Tamil Nadu supported still stronger trade links. Kollam continues to be a major business and commercial center in Southern Kerala.  More than 5,000 students have been trained at Neendakara maritime institute under the Boat Crew training programme.. Luxury boats, operated by Government and private owners, operate from the main boat jetty during the tourist season. It is used for events, sports, as a helipad, for Kollam Pooram and by driving schools. Cricket is the most popular sport, followed by hockey and football. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Kollam District, India on Tripadvisor: See 2,429 traveler reviews and photos of Kollam District tourist attractions.  The land for the construction of the stadium was taken over from the Postal Department at Asramam, Kollam. , This article is about the district in Kerala.  CSI Kollam-Kottarakara Diocese is one of the twenty-four dioceses of the Church of South India. Kollam district is located on the southwest coast of India, bordering Arabian Sea in the west, the state of Tamil Nadu in the east, Kerala district of Alappuzha in the north, Pathanamthitta in the northeast and Thiruvananthapuram in the south. Paravur railway station is the last station in Kollam district which is on the of Kolla  The Karbala Maidan and the adjacent Makani mosque serves as the Eid gah for the city. Daily domestic flight services are available such major cities as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi. The 400-year-old Sanctum sanctorum of this temple is finished in teak. Other important towns in the city suburbs are Eravipuram, Kottiyam, Kannanallur and Chavara.  Students from various Indian states such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh also come here for coaching. The Ashtamudi Lake lie about 71 kilometres (44 mi) north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. It is close to Thangassery Dockyard. 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