Smart City Srinagar: Mission, Objective, Projects & Current Status

Smart City Srinagar

With a population of 13.5 lakhs and a massive area of 294 square kilometres, Smart City Srinagar has always been known for its beautiful lakes, gardens, and houseboats. This gorgeous town is in the heart of Kashmir, near the Jhelum River, Dal Lake and Ladakh. Nine ancient bridges connect the two ends of the Jhelum River, dividing the town into two parts known as Vyath. 

The city’s picturesque landscape of the Himalayas in the background and wooden mosques suggest that the residents are still trying to preserve their cultural and religious heritage. In contrast, the young have decided to take the next step into the modern world and make Srinagar a world-class town with all the modern conveniences.

Srinagar Smart City

Srinagar Smart City is a special project under the Indian Government’s Smart City Mission. This mission aims to transform Srinagar into a resilient, socio-economically vibrant, eco-friendly city while promoting its ancestors’ cultural heritage. Through creative and well-planned solutions of the Srinagar Smart City Limited, the city will improve its infrastructure and enhance the quality of life for all its citizens. 

The government approved this project in April 2017 in the Round 3 challenge of the mission. The project has two parts –

  • Area-Based Development of Rs. 2869.24 crores
  • Pan City Solutions, with a cost of Rs. 765.03 crores

Like the other 100 smart city projects of the Ministry of Urban Development, the mission will promote urban renewal and use smart solutions to improve the city’s services. Srinagar Smart City Limited was incorporated in 2017 and is run by Shri Manoj Sinha, the honourable lieutenant of Jammu and Kashmir. The chairman, board of directors, and Urban Development Department govern Srinagar Smart City Limited. 

Srinagar Smart City Objectives

The smart city Srinagar mission aims to renovate the urban area and promote sustainable growth through improved infrastructure and communication systems. The prime objective of this change is to provide well-planned infrastructure for Information Technology and other critical improvements for citizens. It also hopes to offer essential technological services, like data centres and sensors, at every city corner.

Some of the broad themes of development for the Srinagar Smart City mission are as follows:

  • Urban Mobility, Intersection and Street Development
  • Jhelum Front Development and Water Transport
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Information Technology
  • Downtown Renewal and Heritage Conversation 
  • Central Business District Upgradation
  • Green Srinagar
  • City Beautification and Urban Art

Features of Smart City Srinagar

The following are some of the features of Smart City Srinagar, which are also shared by all the other smart cities of India, a total of 100, under the Ministry of Urban Development:

  • Expanding housing opportunities and inclusiveness for all citizens
  • Flexibility in land use and adapting to change in the bye-laws
  • Planning for unused lands and promoting land usage for mixed purposes
  • Developing new open spaces and recreational areas
  • Promoting eco-balance and reducing pollution and congestion
  • Boost the local economy and ensure the security of all citizens
  • Improving road networks for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians
  • Promoting and providing public transportation
  • Improving businesses and economic development for local shops 
  • Cost-effective and community-oriented administration 
  • Providing online municipal services and forming e-groups
  • Area-based developments to prevent damage 

Smart City Srinagar Projects

Smart City Srinagar Limited has made many changes in the town in the past seven years. The organisation also needs the help of other partners and government agencies to fulfil its commitments. Currently, the company has 71 ongoing projects valued at Rs. 2,299.40 crores. In addition, the town has already seen 66 finished developments, costing the Indian government Rs. 1,334.60 crores. 

The projects below are some of the smart city missions whose details are available on the official portal and can be verified –

Completed Projects of Srinagar Smart City

StateCityProject NameSectorImpactImplementing AgencyProject Cost 
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarBeautification along Jhelum RoadJhelum Riverfront Development and Water TransportCreated a stone pathway for pedestrians, freeing up the local traffic and promoting the well-being of citizensSrinagar Smart City Limited   6.23 crores
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarRevetment and Embankments along River BanksJhelum Riverfront Development and Water TransportDevri stone pathways used to create pedestrian Path to enrich local tourismSrinagar Smart City Limited  6.23 crores
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarImprovement of Ghats along JhelumJhelum Riverfront Development and Water TransportLaying PCC, doing earthwork and beautifying the waterfront area of Jhelum River BankSrinagar Smart City Limited  4.50 crores
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarIllumination of Bridges- City BeautificationCity Beautification and Urban ArtIncreasing Aesthetics and attracting tourist placesSrinagar Smart City Limited  0.81 crores
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarUpgradation of Historical Markets Phase 1 (Maharaj Gunj)Downtown Renewal and Heritage Conversation Facade improvement of the market and the market experience of customersSrinagar Smart City Limited  1 crore
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarUpgradation of Historical Markets Phase I (Bohri Kadal Market)Downtown Renewal and Heritage Conversation Renovating footpaths and signage of the market, improving the market experience of customersSrinagar Smart City Limited  1 crore
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarConservation of Existing Shrines (Khanqahi Moula)Downtown Renewal and Heritage Conversation Preserving of Culture of Jammu and Kashmir, promoting tourist pilgrimage destinationsSrinagar Smart City Limited  1 crore
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarPedestrian Walkways and FootpathsUrban Mobility, Intersection and Street DevelopmentBeautification of Boulevard Road along the Dal Lake to promote the tourism sector.Srinagar Smart City Limited  5 crores(Saving 1.23 crores)
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarSmart Health CentresHealth DepartmentGreater Data Analysis, Taking care of the sick using Red Cross funds.Srinagar Smart City Limited  3 crores (saving 77 lakhs)
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarSmart Classrooms (25 Schools)District Administration Improving student-teacher interaction, helping in real-time blend of teaching and learning.Srinagar Smart City Limited  0.49 crores
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarEV Charging Stations Reducing pollution and providing access for charging electric cars and buses.Srinagar Smart City Limited  0.65 crores
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarUpgradation of Fire Service HQ, Gow Kadal Fire Station and Fire Proximity SuitsFire and Emergency ServicesImproving the response time of fire-fighting personnel, enhancing the skill of officials and taking care of firefighters’ safety concernsSrinagar Smart City Limited  6.55 crores

source – srinagarsmartcity

Word-Order Stage Projects of Srinagar Smart City

StateCityProject NameFeaturesImplementing Agency
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarBoardwalks, walkways and cycle tracks (Shivpora towards Batwara along Jhelum Bund)Providing walking and cycling areas for nature lovers along the Jhelum RoadSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarJhelum Cruise for Tourism and Passenger TransportDeveloping water transport, enriching local tourism Srinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarUrban Renewal Nallah-i-Mar and Brari NambalConstructing a food court and kiosks in the market, beautifying Brari Mumbal RoadSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarBeautification of Flyover, Grade Separators and other infrastructureGreen Space Development under flyovers and beautification of flyovers and grade separatorsSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarConservation of Existing Shrines (Gurdwara at Damdama Sahib)Rebuilding Gurudwara at a new placeSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarRetrofitting and conservation of heritage network (Facade Improvement at Jamia Masjid)Facade upgradation around Jama Masjid Markets, adding footfall Srinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarRetrofitting and conservation of heritage network (Ablution blocks at Jamia Masjid)New Ablution blocks were constructed to provide clean facilities for ablutionSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarSmart Water MetersAutomatically reading water consumption levels and providing real-time dataSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarSports Infrastructure (7 Stadia)Upgrading the Stadium for games to be played during the nightSrinagar Smart City Limited  

source – srinagarsmartcity

Tender Stage Projects of Srinagar Smart City

StateCityProject NameFeaturesImplementing Agency
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarCity Upgradation and Beautification Beautification of roadways Bemina to Dalgate, IG Road, Residency Road and Maulana Azas RoadSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarCity SignagesProviding signings across Srinagar City, DPR under preparation Srinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarCity Upgradation and beautification (Shri Shiv Ji’s Temple at Jogi Lankar)Facade improvement of a structure, improving the compound area and the ghat on the foot of the templeSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarCity Upgradation and Beautification (Downtown Srinagar)Developing footpaths and downtown area, creating a vibrant cultureSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarSmart Poles with Wi-Fi HubsSmart Poles installation in 20 tentative locations in the PPP modeSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarFood Court and Sitting area at Hawkers ZoneProviding food and some resting space to people visiting the Hawkers areaSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarChildren/Family Recreation Facility at Iqbal ParkCreating a recreational facility in the Iqbal Park meant for park and familySrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarMaking Security Booths Aesthetically AppealingThe design and location to be selected after consulting the police departmentSrinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarRedeveloping the FCI GodownsFCI is currently using the project but will complete it in PPP mode.Srinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarWater Transportation to Dal LakeEnriching local tourism and promoting another use of public transportation.Srinagar Smart City Limited  
Jammu and KashmirSrinagarGilsar Lake RejuvenationThe project started with a consultation with SMC, LAWDA and  I&FC.Srinagar Smart City Limited  

source – srinagarsmartcity

Srinagar Smart City Map

Srinagar has been a smart city for the past seven years but is still undergoing multiple urban changes and developments. The following comprehensive map of the town will help you understand the basic infrastructure, which can change over time, and all the facilities provided by the administration. This includes public transportation and educational institutions. This map is suited for both residents and tourists.

smart city srinagar map

source: mapsofindia

Smart City Srinagar App

To log onto the official app, follow the steps below – 

Step 1 – On the website, click on the top right menu and click on mySrinagar Mobile Application. You can also download it by clicking on the links based on your mobile phone’s operating system—Android or Apple. 

Step 2—After downloading the application, go to My Dashboard and create an account if you don’t have one. If you already have an ID, you can log in with the right credentials.

Step 3 – The application will ask you basic questions and require proof of citizenship, which can be any official government ID.  

Step 4 – After creating your account, log in to the application with your credentials and select the service you want to use. 

Step 5 – The application also provides many payment links for services which are safe and secure. 

Smart City Srinagar Citizen Services

The Smart City Srinagar Limited company has launched many civic services and online portals that make the lives of residents much easier and help tourists with various tasks. According to the smart city mission, most are available online and focus on improving the town’s facilities while protecting the heritage places. Some of these services include – 

  • Check weather conditions for the day and future dates
  • Know more about the culture of Srinagar
  • Find tourist places and explore them with a guide
  • Find nearby schools, grocery stores, hospitals and malls
  • Book community halls in the area
  • Check the ongoing city sanitation works
  • Keep a tab on your water supply
  • Check power cut timings
  • File for birth and death certificates
  • Apply for licenses

Citizens can also address their grievances on the portal for the following issues:

  • Waste Management
  • ICDS 
  • Estate
  • Encroachment
  • Street Lights
  • Drainage
  • Stray Animals 
  • Hospitals and Health centre
  • Buildings
  • Ongoing Construction
  • Roads and traffic

In addition, citizens can cite their ideas on the portal for city developments and give feedback on the administration’s social media profiles.


Smart City Srinagar’s mission is one of the biggest projects in this town. The project promotes local businesses and the city’s upgradation. The mission’s board of directors also want to give citizens a decent quality of life by applying smart solutions to their problems and developing core infrastructure. This project will help change the entire infrastructure of Srinagar, truly making it a metro town. 

FAQ’s about Smart City Srinagar

Q1. Is Srinagar in the smart city list?

Yes, Srinagar is on the smart city list of the Ministry of Urban Development.

Q2. Why is Srinagar called a smart city?

In April 2017, the Indian government selected Srinagar as a smart city in the third round of challenges to develop the city’s infrastructure, develop smart solutions, and improve the quality of life.

Q3. Is Srinagar a metro city?

No. Srinagar is currently a Tier 2 (Y category) town and has not been classified as a Tier 1 (Metro City) by the Indian government.

Q4. What is the cost of living in Srinagar?

The average monthly cost of living in Srinagar is dependant on various factors such as the resident’s lifestyle, housing options, market conditions and the resident’s occupation.

Bhavya Kamra An avid reader, you can always find Bhavya standing in the corner of a room with a book, most likely by Dostoevsky. She has a masters degree in English Literature, a PG Diploma in Digital Marketing, and a nasty scar from the time she tried to learn the ‘activa.’ Other than that, she has written reality TV blogs for US shows and interned with NITI Aayog. Her lifelong dream is to travel like a hippie, meditate like a yogi, and explore nature like a wilderness expert. To Bhavya, writing represents the noblest profession on Earth, as it is through writing that humanity has been able to share stories, ideas, inventions, life truths, recipes, and the entirety of history itself.
  • Super Quick & Easy
  • Stamped & E-Signed
  • Delivered Directly in Mailbox

Exploring Options for Buying or Renting Property

Looking to buy or rent property
Related Category
  • Celebrity Homes
  • Solar Rooftop
  • Yojana
Contact Our Real Estate Experts