The Smart Cities Mission guidelines para no. 6.2 gives the essential features in a smart city. One such feature is visible improvement in the area (e.g. replacing overhead wiring with underground wiring. In addition, paras 2.4 & 2.5 of the guidelines identify implementation of robust IT connectivity and digitalization as a core infrastructure. It is accordingly envisaged that a common duct for OFC be laid in the smart cities to meet these mission objectives.