The Atharva Educational Trust has proposed the establishment of Mumbai's first vertical university, which would require approval from the state government. If approved, the university would be located in Malad and would aim to address the issue of land scarcity in the city. Vertical universities are common in cities like New York and Tel Aviv. The proposal will also need approval from the state cabinet as it will be a self-financed university. The Atharva Educational Trust runs several degree colleges in Mumbai and is headed by BJP MLA Sunil Rane.
The Central Pollution Control Board has identified six spots in Mumbai with consistently poor air quality, including Malad, Sion, Chembur, Deonar, Bandra Kurla Complex, and Kherwadi junction. The sources of pollution vary, including construction sites, vehicular emissions, and small bakeries. The local wards have started issuing stop-work notices to RMC plants and construction sites to address the issue. The BMC is also working on increasing the number of air quality monitoring stations in the city.
The seaside village of Manori has been identified for setting up the desalination plant, which will have an initial capacity of 200 million litres a day (MLD), which in future can be expanded to 400MLD