Mrs. Ashwini Bhide, IAS
Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation
Smt Ashwini Bhide, an IAS officer from Maharashtra cadre is a post -graduate in English Literature from Pune University. She was selected through Civil Services exam for IAS in 1995 with the honor of standing first among women candidates in the country.
She has rich experience of 20 years in IAS cadre by holding key positions such as Chief Executive Officer in Zila Parishad, Addl. Divisional commissioner, Joint Secretary to Governor of Maharashtra, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner in MMRDA and Secretary in School Education and Sports.
She has vast experience in the field of Urban infrastructure sector. During her tenure as Additional Metropolitan Commissioner MMRDA, many infrastructure projects were successfully completed in Mumbai. Some of these projects are Construction and commissioning of 8.2 km long first Monorail of Mumbai, Construction and commissioning of 17 km long Eastern Freeway with 12 km of elevated road, 5 km at grade road and twin tunnels; Elevated Road to International Airport Terminal (T2) Mumbai, 2 major Rail Over Bridges at Dahisar and Milan subway, 8 vital Flyovers including a 2 km long flyover at Lalbaug junction, 36 Skywalks etc. The execution of these projects involved effective leadership and project management as well as meticulous planning on her part for coordination among various stakeholders and rehabilitation of families and religious structures on a large scale.
She has also been responsible for making available RoW for Mumbai Metro1 in time bound manner , planning of Surya Regional Water Supply Project, Mithi River Development, Planning &development of Taloja integrated Solid Waste Management Project on PPP and Planning &development of Mumbai Trans Harbor Link (22 km long sea link) on PPP.
With rich experience in Urban infrastructure development , she now aptly heads Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation executing JICA funded Mumbai Metro Line-3 (Colaba – Bandra – SEEPZ) project.