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National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) was originally established by the Government of Kerala in 1976 to set right the traffic and transportation problems faced in the State and was initially attached to KELTRON which was a leading Public Sector industrial establishment involved in electronics development.   Within a few years of its establishment itself NATPAC became a house name throughout the country.  In response to the covetable achievements and contributions made, NATPAC was converted as an autonomous research centre in the field of traffic and transportation and was brought under the umbrella of the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Kerala in 1982. In November 2002, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) was formed, with the objective of adopting an integrated approach to the research and development activities in Kerala.  NATPAC is one of the Research Institutions of KSCSTE which is fully funded by Government of Kerala.  The Governing Body of the State Council is headed by the Chief Minister of Kerala with Executive Vice President as the Chief Executive of the apex body.

The Centre has played a vital role in addressing issues such as traffic congestion, traffic safety, parking, impact of climate change on transport infrastructure, scarcity of pavement materials , etc., thereby catalyzing the Goverments's efforts to bring positive changes in the society. The Centre also imparts road safety training programs to various road users, engineers', enforcement agencies, hazardous goods drivers, etc. on a regular basis. The major thrust areas on which the research is focused are:

  1. Traffic Safety/Intelligent Transportation System
  2. Marginal/Alternate materials for Transport Infrastrucutre and
  3. Public Transport System and Logistics



"To develop a safe, sustainable, efficient and equitable transportation system through scientific, multi - disciplinary and innovative interventions for societal needs".



  • To promote a safe, reliable and integrated transport system for fair and effective movement of goods and people.
  • To engage and collaborate with multi -disciplinary stakeholders to evolve sustainable and optimal solutions.
  • To develop design strategies with state-of-the-art laboratories and technologies through research and practice.
  • To explore and advocate intelligent technologies assisted with advanced computation and data analytics  for smart mobility.
  • To frame guidelines, policies and protocols for transportation needs and to deliver scientific advaice to the stakeholders.
  • To establish a Centre of Excellence in the field of transportation engineering through research and development.
  • To disseminate knowledge to user communities, practitioners and institutions for fostering the growth of transport sector.


An Institution of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment






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