Surat goes Solar Power with 25 MW implementation

SURAT: Surat, which aims at becoming the first solar city of the country, will have 25MW of installed capacity of solar power by February 2019. It already has 15MW of installed capacity of solar power and tops the chart in the country.

The city administration had received 4,500 applications from residents and commercial establishments in the first phase until September 24. It received another 1,000 applications in the second phase that began from September 24 and ends next year in the same month.

“The second phase will help add another 10MW in the installed capacity of solar power to take it up to 25MW,” said KH Khatwani, additional city engineer, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).

The ministry of new and renewable energy has increased subsidy on solar panels to encourage use of clean energy. Before September 24, 2018, one KV solar panel used to cost Rs69,000. However, one can now buy it for Rs48,300.

In all, 4,000 solar panels of different capacities were installed in the city which produce 15 megawatts (MW) of solar power.

“The rate of conventional energy has gone up by 3 to 5 per cent while the cost of solar panel has fallen. This may encourage people to install solar panels on their rooftops which will bring down their energy cost by at least 50 per cent in future,” Khatwani added.

The Energy and Resources Institute had carried out a survey 18 months ago and it found that Surat had a potential to generate about 418MW of solar energy from panels installed on rooftops. Rooftops of houses in the city can generate 179MW, commercial establishments 210MW, educational and health organizations 23MW and government offices 6MW of solar power. Solar panels on SMC buildings already help produce 5MW of solar power. Surat expects to produced 50MW of solar power by September 2019.

Source : times of india

Surat Fire Stations – SMC Services

Adajan Fire StationOpp. Star Bazar, Bh. Alishan Enclave, Surat-Hazira Road, Surat2781232
Morabhagal Fire StationOpp. Jamia Hussainia Hostel, Morabhal Char Rasta, Morabhagal, Surat2770768
Rander Fire StationGJ SH 169, Rander, Surat, Gujarat 395005
Palanpore Fire StationT.P – 9, Palanpor Gam Road,, Opp.Orchid Harmony,, Gauravpath,, Palanpore,, Palanpur Gam, Surat, Gujarat 395009
Majura Gate Fire StationOpp. Jolly Plaza, Besides Old LB Cinema, Majura Gate, Surat2230686
Muglisara Fire StationBesides SMC HQ, Muglisara Main Road, Surat2400172, 2423750 / 413
Navsari Bazar Fire StationNavsari Bazar Char Rasta, Opp. Mobin Hospital, Kot Sofil Road, Surat2400246
Ganchi Sheri Fire StationGhanchi Street Number 2, Tower Rd, Motala Sheri, Haripura, Surat, Gujarat 3950032400173
Kosad Fire StationNr. Kosad Health Center, Opp. Ganeshpura Front, Amroli Sayan Road, Surat2497240
Katargam Fire StationNr. Dholakia Garden, Katargam Road, Surat2482269
Kapodra Fire StationNr. Kapodra Police Station, Varachha-Kapodra Road, Surat2571388
Mota Varachha Fire StationNear Shivnagar Gate, Sudama Chowk, 1, Near Shivnagar Gate, Sudama Chowk, Krishna Park, Mota Varachha, Surat, Gujarat 395006
Pandesara Fire StationPandesara GIDC, Road No. C, Nr. Bank of Baroda, Pandesara, Surat2892734
Mandarwaja Fire Station1, Ring Rd, Maan Darwaja, Aanjada Nagar, Aman Nagar, Surat, Gujarat 3950022331357
Dumbhal Fire StationNr. South East Zone Office, Model Town Road, Dumbhal, Surat2913509, 7433976341

Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) – Water Conservation Project

For a city like Surat that is growing two folds every decade, management of various necessities of the citizens becomes very crucial and challenging. The responsibility of providing fresh water, keeping the city clean, providing health care, utilities, security, infrastructure and adding beautification to the city rests on the shoulders of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).

SMC carries out activities in the areas of water, drainage, transport, fire security, libraries, education, BRTS, smart city and many other projects. The video covers Water Conservation aspect taken up by SMC and how it provides clean drinkable water to 44 lakhs Surtis.

Water is a necessity and every individual must be provided with clean drinkable water.

Water Conservation Project by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC)
Credits : LetsArc Media

Surat Municipal Corporation provides services in various departments. Check out the Services by SMC


[ MLD ]
Anjana Sewage Treatment Plant82.5
Bhesan Sewage Treatment Plant100
Bhatar Sewage Treatment Plant120
Karanj Sewage Treatment Plant100
Singanpore Sewage Treatment Plant100
Bamroli-Vadod Sewage Treatment Plant100
Asarma Sewage Treatment Plant15
Khajod Sewage Treatment Plant25
Variav-Kosad Sewage Treatment Plant84

MLD – Million Litres per Day (MegaLitres per Day)

Sewage Treatment Plant by Surat Municipal Corporation ©Surat Smart City

SMC Services

Following services are provided by Surat Municipal Corporation for the citizens of Surat.


SMC Civic Centers – Zonewise Surat

Surat Municipal Corporation has always aspired to achieve total customer satisfaction & has endeavoured the same through various methodologies. With the following objectives in mind, S.M.C. started an E-governance project through 17 city civic centers right now. This is further integrated with an in-house Management Information Systems (M.I.S.) that given an instant and as-is report on all activities of City Civic Center on Municipal Commissioner desktop.

Currently SMC is serving the citizens at 17 Civic Centers.


  • Property Tax Collection
  • Professional Tax Collection
  • Birth & Death Certificates
  • Shops & Establishment registration
  • Complain Registration
  • Installment of Municipal tenement, EWS houses & shopping complexes
  • Part plan of T.P.Maps
  • Collection center for all type of applications
  • Distribution of all types of forms/publications of S.M.C.


ZoneCivic CenterAddressCenter Timings
West ZoneWest ZoneWest Zone Office, Tadwadi, New Rander Road, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
West ZoneAdajanAdajan Drainage Pumping Station, Nr. Bhulkabhavan School, Adajan-Hazira Road, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
Central ZoneCentral ZoneS.M.C. Main Office, Muglisara, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
Central ZoneRing RoadNr. Millennium Market, M. G. Road, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
North ZoneNorth ZoneMunicipal Shopping Centre, Gotala Wadi, Katargam, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
North ZoneVedNear Akhand Anand College, Ved Road, Katargam, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
North ZoneKosadEWS Awas H2, Near Police Station, Kosad, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
East ZoneEast ZoneNr. Saifee Society, Opp. Panchwati Wadi, Lambe Hanuman Road, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
East ZoneKaranjNr. Karanj Health Center, Rachana Soc. Road, Karanj, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
East ZonePoonaTekra Falia, Opp. Water Tank, Poona Gam, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
South West ZoneSouth West ZoneAthwa Zone Office, Gokulam Dairy Road, Adarsh Society, Ghod dod Road, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
South West ZoneAthwaVinayak Zariwala Swimming Pool, Athwalines, Chowpati, Surat9:30 am to 1:30 pm
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
South ZoneSouth ZoneUdhna Main Road, Opp. Satyanagar Society, Udhna, Surat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
South ZoneBhestanBhestan Char Rasta, Surat-Navsari Road, Bhestan9:30 am to 4:30 pm
South East ZoneSouth East ZoneBh. Vatika Township, Model Township Road10:30 am to 6:10 pm
South East ZoneLimbayatSahid Bhagat Singh Chawk, Rustam Park, Limbayat10:30 am to 6:10 pm
South East ZoneDindoliBesides Municipal School No. 246-247, Dindoli Main Road, Nr. Ishwarpura Gam, Dindoli.10:30 am to 6:10 pm

There are 3 Civic Centers in South East Zone, namely South East Zone, Limbayat and Dindoli.

There are 2 Civic Centers in South Zone, namely South Zone and Bhestan.

There are 2 Civic Centers in South West Zone, namely South West Zone office and Athwa.

There are 3 Civic Centers in East Zone, namely East Zone office, Karanj and Poona.

There are 3 Civic Centers in North Zone, namely North Zone office, Ved and Kosad.

There are 2 Civic Centers in Central Zone, namely SMC Main Office and Ring Road.

There are 2 Civic Centers in West Zone, namely West Zone office and Adajan.

Usual timing of SMC Civic Center is between 10:30 am to 6:10 pm.

Most of services offered in Civic Centers are also available online via Virtual Civic Centers on Surat Municipal Corporation SMC online portal as well as via Surat Municipal Corporation App on Google Play Store. Citizens can get the benefits from their home on the click of button.