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Source: (Eroglu S., Toprak S., Urgan O, MD, Ozge E. Onur, MD, Arzu Denizbasi, MD, Haldun Akoglu, MD, Cigdem Ozpolat, MD, Ebru Akoglu, 2012)

2.10.2. Standards of smart cities in India

Sl.No Parameter Benchmark















Spatial Planning

Water Supply

Sewerage &Sanitation

Solid Waste


Storm Water





Wi-Fi Connectivity

Health Care Facilities


Fire Fighting


'Maximum travel time of 30 minutes in small & medium size cities and 45 minutes in metropolitan


'Continuous unobstructed footpath of minimum 2m

wide on either side of all street with ROW 12m or more.

'Dedicated and physically segregated bicycle

tracks with a width of two more, one in each

direction, should be provided on all streets

with carriageway larger than 10m (not ROW).

'High quality and high frequency mass transport within 800m(10-15 minute walking distance) of all

residences in areas over 175persons / ha of built


'Access to para-transit within 300m walking distance.

'175 persons per Ha along transit corridors.

'95% of residences should have daily needs retail,

parks, primary schools and recreational areas

accessible within 400m walking distance.

''95% residences should have access to employment

and public and institutional services by public

transport or bicycle or walk.

'At least 20% of all residential units to be

occupied by economically weaker sections in each

Transit Oriented Development Zone 800m from

Transit Stations.

'At least 30% residential and 30%

commercial/institutional in every TOD Zone within

800m of Transit Stations.

'24 x 7 supply of water.

'100% household with direct water supply


'135 liter of per capita supply of water.

'100% metering of water connections.

'100% efficiency in collection of water related


'100% households should have access to toilets.

'100% schools should have separate toilets for


3.100% households should be connected to the

waste water network.

'100% efficiency in the collection and treatment

of waste water.

'100% efficiency in the collection of sewerage


'.'100% households are covered by daily door-step

collection system.

'.'100% collection of municipal solid waste

'.'100% segregation of waste at source, i.e. biodegradable

and non-degradable waste

'.'100% recycling of solid waste

'.'100% coverage of road network with storm water

drainage network

'.'Aggregate number of incidents of water logging

reported in a Year = 0

'.'100% rainwater harvesting

'.'100% households have electricity connection

'.'24 x 7 supply of electricity

'.'100% metering of electricity supply

'.'100% recovery of cost

'.'Tariff slabs that work towards minimizing waste

'.'100% households have a telephone connection

including mobile

'.'100% of the city has Wi-Fi connectivity

'.'100 Mbps internet speed

'.'Availability of telemedicine facilities to 100%


'.'30 minutes emergency response time

'.'1 dispensary for every 15,000 residents

'.'Nursing home, child, welfare and maternity,

centre - 25 to 30 beds per lakh population

'.'Intermediate Hospital (Category B) - 80 beds per

lakh population

'.'Intermediate Hospital (Category A) - 200 beds

per lakh population

'.'Multi-Specialty Hospital - 200 beds per lakh


8.'SpecialityHospital - 200 beds per lakh population

'.'General Hospital - 500 beds per lakh population

''.'10020Family Welfare Centre for every 50,000


11.'1 Diagnostic Centre for every 50,000 residents

''. 1 Veterinary Hospital for every 5 lakh residents

''.'1 Dispensary for pet for every 1 lakh residents

A. Pre Primary to

Secondary Education

'.'Area equivalent to 15% of residential area for

building hospitals.

'.'1 Pre Primary/ Nursery School for every 2,500


3.'1 Primary School (class I to V) for every 5,000


'.'1 Senior Secondary School (Cass VI to XII) for

every 7,500 residents

'.'1 integrated school (Class I to XII) per lakh of


'.'1 school for physically challenged for every

45,000 residents

'.'1 school for mentally challenged for 10 lakh


B. Higher Education

'.'1 college per 1.25 lakh population

'.'1 university

3. 1 technical education centre per 10 lakh population

'.1 engineering college per 10 lakh population

'.1 medical college per 10 lakh population

'.1 other professional college per 10 lakh population

'.1 paramedical institute per 10 lakh population

'.1 veterinary institute

'.'1 fire station per 2 lakh population / 5-7km


'.'1 sub ' fire station with 3-4 km radius

'.'Use of renewable energy in all sectors

'.'Rooftop solar panels on all public, institutional and

commercial buildings as well as multistoried

residential housings

'.'Adherence to green building norms

'.'Common ducting for all services

'.'Double entry accounting on real time basis

'.'3D maps on GIS of property and all services '

power, water supply, sewerage etc

'.'Cities to formulate building and parking standards


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