Although, City Beautiful lost in the race to be declared Smart City, it will still compete for smart city fund. That will be a litmus test for the new UT Adviser. Chandigarh has been selected as one of the fast-track cities for Smart City Mission under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD). A special fast-track provision has been made for those 23 states or UTs which were covered in the list of 20. They have been asked to upgrade their proposal, and 20 of them will be selected for smart city funds.
Chandigarh will be applying afresh with the Ministry of Urban Development by April 15 and submitting its upgraded smart city proposal.