Cities play a crucial role in India’s future development and in fulfilling its global obligations regarding climate change. Furthermore, in a country with limited resources, it is vital to utilize natural resources optimally to achieve sustainability. Technology provides an avenue to maximize resource utilization and enhance service delivery. Therefore, the adoption of smart cities, which leverage technology for improved resource efficiency, is the appropriate path to follow. It is now imperative to transition from a mere smart cities mission to a broader smart cities movement.