Mumbai, 12th July 2022: The Shinde-Fadnavis government has taken a big decision regarding the Mumbai Metro 3 project. Accordingly, Ashwini Bhide has once again been given charge of Colaba Bandra Metro 3. She had this responsibility even during the previous Fadnavis government. However, she was replaced after the Mahavikas Aghadi government led by the then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray came to power. The state government has also transferred some other officials.
The post of Managing Director of Metro 3 was transferred in January 2020. Then, at the end of March of the same year, she was given the responsibility of managing the situation due to coronavirus. Two months later, in May, Bhide was appointed as the Additional Commissioner of Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC).
Ashwini Bhide is an IAS officer from the 1995 batch. In December, Shiv Sena and Ashwini Bhide had a disagreement over the Aarey car shed issue. She was then inducted into the CoronaVirus Management Committee. After that in the year 2020, she was given the post of Additional Commissioner of Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
Which IAS officers were replaced?
1. Appointment of Shrikant Pardeshi (2001 batch) as Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister Devendra
2. Thane Zilla Parishad CEO Bhausaheb Dangde (2011 batch) appointed as Commissioner of Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation
Meanwhile, Ashwini Bhide has often taken an aggressive stance on the Metro car shed in Aarey Colony. After the court gave the green light to the Metro car shed in October 2019, there was an agitation against it.
Ashwini Bhide, the then managing director of the Mumbai Metro Railway Corporation, tweeted about it. In it, she had criticized those who opposed the decision regarding Aarey. Bhide tweeted that some people consider themselves superior to the court. The behaviour of these people is illegal and if one has lost a battle in court, Bhide had advised them to accept defeat with dignity instead of taking the matter to the streets.