Benchmark for Smart Cities

Government of India has set 13 parameters to create a benchmark for developing smart cities. These are: The maximum travel time between two points in the city should be between 30 and 45 minutes. The city should have a population density of 175 persons per hectare along transit corridors, every household should have 24 x 7 water supply, access to toilets, waste to be collected from door-step daily, electricity connection, telephone connection including mobile phones, wi-fi connectivity, 30 minutes healthcare emergency response time and other amenities. The smart city should have sufficient number of schools, colleges and educational institutes. There must be one fire station per 2 lakh population. The city ought to have a provision for use of renewable energy in all sectors.
 Sl.No. Parameter Benchmark
A Transport
  • Maximum travel time of 30 minutes in small & medium size cities and 45 minutes in metropolitan areas
  • 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 2mor more, one in each direction, should be provided on all streets with carriage way 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 area
  • Access to Para-transit within 300m walking distance.
B. Spatial Planning
  • 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
C. Water Supply
  • 24 x 7 supply of water
  • 100% household with direct water supply connections
  • 135 litres of per capita supply of water
  • 100% metering of water connections
  • 100% efficiency in collection of water related charges
D. Sewerage &Sanitation
  • 100% households should have access to toilets
  • 100% schools should have separate toilets for girls
  • 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 network
E. Solid Waste Management
  • 100% households are covered by daily door-step collection system.
  • 100% collection of municipal solid waste
  • 100% segregation of waste at source, i.e. bio- degradable and non-degradablewaste
  • 100% recycling of solid waste
F. Storm Water Drainage
  • 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
G. Electricity
  • 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
H. Telephone connections
  • 100% households have a telephone connection including mobile
I. Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 100% of the city has Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 100 Mbps internet speed
J. Health Care Facilities
  • Availability of telemedicine facilities to 100% residents
  • 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-Speciality Hospital – 200 beds per lakh population
  • Speciality Hospital – 200 beds per lakh population
  • General Hospital – 500 beds per lakh population
  • 10020Family Welfare Centre for every 50,000 residents
  • 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
K. Education
1. Pre Primary to Secondary Education
  • Area equivalent to 15% of residential area for building hospitals
  • 1 Pre Primary/ Nursery School for every 2,500 residents
  • 1 Primary School (class I to V) for every 5,000 residents
  • 1 Senior Secondary School (Cass VI to XII) for every, 500 residents
  • 1 integrated school (Class I to XII) per lakh of population
  • 1 school for physically challenged for every 45,000 residents
  • 1 school for mentally challenged for 10 lakh population
2. Higher Education
  • 1 college per 1.25 lakh population
  • 1 university
  • 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
L. Fire Fighting
  • 1 fire station per 2 lakh population / 5-7km radium
  • 1 sub – fire station with 3-4 km radius
M. Others
  • Use of renewable energy in all sectors
  • Rooftop solar panels on all public, institutional and commercial buildings as well as multi storied 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