The Smart City Mission (SCM) of the Government of India is one of the flagship project that provides core infrastructure and gives a decent quality of life to its citizens with a clean and sustainable environment with the applications of Smart Solutions.The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development and the idea is to look at compact areas, create a replicable model which will act like a light house to other aspiring cities.
The Smart Cities Mission of the Government is a bold and new initiative. It is meant to set examples that can be replicated both within and outside the Smart City, catalysing the creation of similar Smart Cities in various regions and parts of the country.
The State of Uttar Pradesh had participated in the “selection of cities” through Smart City Proposal submission process. Ten cities (Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Aligarh & Jhansi) from Uttar Pradesh were shortlisted by the Government of India. Saharanpur was selected in the 4th round of selection process on 19.01.2018.