Kerala Urban Road Transport Corporation (KURTC) is formed videGO(MS) No.50/2014/ From Dtd. 05/07/2014 and inaugurated on 12/04/2015. The prime objective is to promote Urban Mobility by providing safe, efficient,adequate, economical, comfortable and properly organised system of Public Transport services.
Kerala Urban Road Transport Corporation (KURTC) is formed to uplift the city public transport system in the state of Kerala. In the year 2008 Government
of India launched a scheme for funding to Urban buses under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) with a concept that Urban Transport is the key driver to our countries social and economical development
and also to meet the mobility needs of the people. Bus Transport play a vital role and is the best suited public transport mode as its benefit reaches to all stake holders of the society. It works as a great leveler and it is the sustainable
transport medium. During the first phase of JnNURM Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam corporations were selected for implementation of Urban Transport system . 320 buses (80 A/C buses and 240 NON A/C buses) were allotted to
these cities under this scheme. Among these 320, 50 A/C low floorbuses and 120 non A/C buses are plying at Ernakulam and 30 A/C buses and 120 non A/C buses are at Thiruvananthapuram. The funding structure of the project was 80%
by Central Govrnment; 10% by State Government and 10% by KSRTC.