The CM gave an overview of the development of the state, emphasising the need for special attention on public transport, housing and water supply in the Mumbai Metropolitan region.

He urged the PM to consider introducing the concept of national projects, where the centre can take up projects that are beyond the capability of the state government. Among others, he appealed that the PM consider taking the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link and Navi Mumbai International Airport as national projects. 

He also emphasised the need for the special environmental regulation for the coastal freeway.

The CM urged the centre to announce a major national programme for slum-free cities.