Smart Cities Mission obliquely tinkers with the 3-tier democratic structure. The Corporation will have no say in the running of the Kochi Smart City
Kochi has been riding a wave of euphoria ever since it had been ranked 5th among 20 cities in India in the 2nd round of the Smart Cities Challenge conducted by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.
We have been wowing ourselves: You can hear it on the radio and you can see it in print and it was a selling point in the local body elections in 2015. And very likely to be used for the assembly elections too.