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Conversation with Ashwini Bhide, IAS MD-Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation

Mumbai, MH • March 17, 2018

Talk by Ms. Ashwini Bhide on her inspiration for her career in the IAS, her current portfolio as MD at Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation and tips for women professionals on how to face challenges

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM IST

Rise office, 19th Floor, Tower B, Peninsula Business Park, GK Marg
Lower Parel
Mumbai, MH 400013
IN

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This is Ellevate's first Conversation with a Woman Achiever Series event for 2018 and we are doing this in March to mark Women's Day month!

Key highlights of the session

  • Introduction Ellevate Network and Ms. Ashwini Bhide
  • Talk by Ms. Ashwini Bhide on her inspiration for her career in the IAS, her current portfolio as MD at Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation and tips for women professionals on how to face challenges in the workplace
  • Q&A/interaction with attendees
  • Vote of Thanks

Brief Introduction of our speaker:

Ms. Ashwini Bhide, an IAS officer from the batch of 1995 of Maharashtra cadre, is a postgraduate in English Literature from Pune University. She was ranked first among women candidates in civil service examination in year 1995. Ms. Bhide has a rich experience of about two decades in IAS cadre as she has held key positions such as Chief Executive Officer in Zilla Parishad, Additional Divisional commissioner, Joint Secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner in Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and Secretary in School Education and Sports.

During her tenure of 21 years as civil servant, Ms. Bhide has done remarkable work in the field of urban infrastructure. She was responsible for execution of major infrastructure projects in Mumbai such as Eastern Freeway, Elevated road to International Airport, a number of flyovers and rail over bridges as well as Mumbai Monorail. Her contribution to Mumbai Metro-1 project as well as to planning of Regional water supply and solid waste management projects in MMR is remarkable. Her contribution towards resettlement and rehabilitation of more than 5,000 families affected by various MMRDA projects is considered as a Case-Study.

Ms. Bhide currently heads the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation. Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation is executing Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro line 3. Mumbai Metro Line-3 (Colaba–Bandra–SEEZ) is part of Mumbai Metro Master Plan (146 km network consisting 9 lines/corridors) prepared by Government of Maharashtra (GoM). Line-3 is 33.5 km long underground line with 27 (26 Underground + 1 At grade) stations, and connects major employment centers, Domestic and International terminals of Airport and several areas, which are not served by Suburban Railways. Over all estimated cost of the project is Rs. 23,136 Crores, out of which Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide a loan assistance of Rs. 13, 235 Cr. Project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.



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