By : wadeindia | 30 Jun 2020 | Recent projects
In 132 years, BMC gets its first woman Director
For the first time defying the 132 years old history of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Ms. Archana Achrekar has been appointed as the head of the engineering services and projects department.
Since its inception in 1888, BMC has always been led by men. Never ever a woman engineer was appointed as the director (a third in the hierarchy in municipal administration after the commissioner and the additional municipal commissioner) of one of the largest municipal corporations of the country.
Working with BMC for the past 20 years, Archana Achrekar who had been the chief engineer of BMC’s city engineer department will now head a post that handles some key engineering departments like roads and bridges, solid waste management, stormwater drain and city engineer. She was earlier posted in departments like roads and building construction.
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