MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) Former MD Ashwini Bhide who had locked horns with the Shiv Sena on the Metro three-car shed project in Aarey colony to be part of the taskforce who help BMC to handle COVID-19 outbreak.
Uddhav Thackeray Chief Minister of Maharashtra has given 2 senior IAS officers Ashwini Bhide & Dr Ramaswamy N on deputation to the BMC to take measures to contain the extent of the deadly disease in the country.
The BMC has also developed a ‘corona war room’ in their disaster control unit that would be functional round-the-clock and many activities like planning, prevention and management of the pandemic would be carried out on that place.
Ashwini Bhide would work as co-ordinator of the corona war room that would handle the data on COVID-19 disease. According to a report, Bhushan Gagrani who is earlier posted as principal secretary to CM office, Sanjeev Jaiswal who declared voluntary exit from Thane Municipal Corporation and Rajeev Jalota earlier posted as GST commissioner are also part of the special control room set-up by the government of Maharashtra.
Bhide had been at loggerheads with the Thackerays on the construction in the Aarey Colony Metro car shed. After Maha Vikas Aghadi came into power Bhide was relocated of MMRCL and was replaced by Ranjit Singh Deol.