National Highway 17 ( It has been now renumbered as NH-66.) and also the State Highway 78. It plays an important role as a place on the National Highway. It is well connected to Mumbai, Pune, Panaji, etc. A municipal council looks after the civic needs of the city.
Christ Jyoti Convent High School, Chiplun, United English School, Paranjape Motiwale High School, Maharashtra High School Chiplun, Haji Dawood Ameen High School-Kaluste and D.B.J. College are the some of oldest educational institutes in the town catering the need for the taluka. The town has its own cinema theatre named Pooja Theatre. The city is close to MIDC, Lote which was the Asia's biggest chemical zone in the last decade.
Since the city is on a busy National Highway, it also caters to travellers en route to Goa and Mumbai. It is also a junction for those travelling to the Dabhol (a shipyard near Chiplun), where a project, 'Sangla Buggla' failed. This led to a rise in local unemployment and created a vacuum among young people during that time. The place is unaffected as the people are self-motivated culturally. The town links the western coast to the interior parts of Maharashtra.