Chandigarh was selected as a Smart City in May 2016 in the Fast Track Round of the Smart Cities Challenge period. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) in the name of Chandigarh Smart City Limited was formed in July 2016 for designing and execution of projects being funded by the India Smart Cities Mission.
Chandigarh Smart City has undertaken projects pertaining to basic infrastructure services like Water Supply and Sewerage, Sanitation, Urban transport with innovative smart solutions. Along with these, projects under the ambit of Social infrastructure have also been emphasized for improving the quality of life of the Citizens in Chandigarh. In order to make Chandigarh a vibrant regional centre, urban retrofit and rejuvenation projects will also be executed. Most importantly e-governance solutions have been thought of, integrating all the services provided by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh.
Some of the projects under Chandigarh Smart City are being converged with ongoing missions like the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, National Smart Grid Mission and other Government Initiatives.