The central government has approved the construction of the Malad STP in the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The plant is proposed for development under the Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project-Stage II. It will be developed across 5,500 hectares and will have the capacity to treat 847 mld of sewage. Earlier in 2016, the STP project had been rejected by the government owing to its proposed location in the CRZ. However, the project has now been given clearance subject to identification of no alternate location for development of the plant in the region. The project will have an implementation period of five years from the date of award of contract and issuance of work orders.