Welcome to Smart Cities
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India launched the Smart Cities Mission on 25th June 2015, to be implemented through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affair, Government of India, with the objective to initially make 100 smart cities across India which will predominantly use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to develop, deploy, and promote sustainable development practices.
The objective of this mission is to develop inclusive and sustainable citizen friendly cities enhancing the quality of life of citizens. Ten Smart Cities of Uttar Pradesh namely Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Prayagraj, Saharanpur and Varanasi, were selected in 5 rounds.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh announced during the budget session for the year 2019-20 the extension of Smart City Mission to the remaining Seven Nagar Nigams viz. Ayodhya, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Meerut, Mathura-Vrindavan, Shahjahanpur. The State Smart City Guidelines were issued vide GO No. 1170/Nau-9-2019-113J/19 dated 30/9/2019.