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Government of India had decided to entrust the responsibilities of expediting the Smart City Projects at the city level to Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) which are companies created by the state and municipal bodies

CSML (Cochin Smart Mission Ltd.) is an SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) formed for the sole purpose of implementation of the smart city mission at the city level in Kochi.

The SPV will plan, appraise, approve, release funds, implement, manage, operate, monitor and evaluate the Smart City development projects.


Kochi is among the first 20 cities selected in first round of smart cities challenge under Government of India’s SMART CITIES MISSION



In April 2015, Government of India initiated the Smart cities Project and in June 2015 the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India, launched the prestigious Smart City Mission.

Smart City Challenge

Kochi submitted its proposal for participating in the All India Smart City challenge as a candidate city, to the Ministry of Urban Development, GoI before 15th December 2015.

Kochi- Selection

In January 2016, names of twenty successful cities were declared and Kochi bagged 5th position among 100 cities and became one of the first 20 cities to receive funding support in the first year.

Project Initiation

In September 2017, Cochin Smart Mission Limited(CSML) awarded the Project Management Consultancy (PMC) to implement Area Based Development to the consortium of M/s IPE Global Limited (Lead Member) & M/s Haskoning DHV Consulting Private Limited (Consortium Member).

Our Aspiration

Kochi aspires to be a model city by application of ‘Smart Solutions’ to provide better quality of living to the citizens. The Smart City Mission aims for a rejuvenation of the prevailing urban eco system through a Comprehensive Development of Institutional, Physical, Social and Economic Sectors.