MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The Maharashtra government has appointed IAS officer Ashwini Bhide as managing director of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC). The decision of appointment has been taken by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis so that the Metro 3 project, connecting Navy Nagar and SEEPZ, can be implemented immediately.
Bhide is an IAS officer of 1995 batch and holds the rank of principal secretary. The previous Uddhav Thackeray government had appointed Bhide as additional commissioner in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). At present, Bhide looks after the work of the eastern suburbs in BMC and the post of managing director of MMRC will be her additional charge.
The Metro 3 project is handled by MMRC and the post of MD was vacant after Ranjit Deol was transferred earlier this year. The additional charge of MMRC was given to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Corporation commissioner S V R Srinivas. The government Tuesday gave the additional charge to Bhide.