With a tourism and automotive industry still reeling from Covid-19, Mumbai and its surrounding area have called upon an array of other economic strengths.
This major infrastructure project may or may not solve the city's traffic woes, but it will leave a vibrant fishing community in its wake.
Entrenched geographic gaps in heat readiness and resilience across the sprawling metropolis are making notions of climate equity a far-off goal.
"At a time when we recognise the city is getting hotter, it seems a little perverse to pave over some of the city’s last open spaces."
The coronavirus poses a special threat to these poor, dense, underserved communities.