A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare. These smart cities include a technology-based infrastructure with environmental initiatives, a high functioning public transportation system, a confident sense of urban planning and humans to live and work within the city and utilize its resources. The city is mainly focused on sustainable development with real time updates and problems realization with the use of advanced monitoring system and software. A smart city’s success becomes more focused on building positive relationships than on completing a single project.
Smart cities use a combination of the internet of things (IoT) devices, software solutions, user interfaces (UI) and communication networks. However, they rely first and foremost on the IoT. Data collected and delivered by the IoT sensors and devices is stored in the cloud or on servers. The connection of these devices and use of data analytics (DA) facilitates the convergence of the physical and digital city elements, thus improving both public and private sector efficiency, enabling economic benefits and improving citizen’s lives. Nepal, an under developing country can be benefitted in many ways in terms of governance and real data collection. HPR Nepal carries out different projects and facilitates different levels of assists to national and private firms working or willing to work in this concept. Constructing smart street lights, smart vehicles, e-mobility etc are all basically an infrastructure for the smart city concept.