Have you met Mumbai's first female BEST driver?

First time in BEST's history that a woman is in the driving seat

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 05:19 PM IST
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Laxmi Jadhav (43) from Mumbai is the first female driver of Mumbai's BEST bus. She has broken all stereotypes that claim that some jobs are only made for men. The 42-year-old was also the first lady to have received an autorickshaw permit, in 2016, from Wadala RTO.

According to reports published online, Jadhav said that she has been interested in driving since she was a kid. While doing multiple jobs, Laxmi took out time to drive high-end cars like BMW and Mercedes.

Laxmi will be starting a new chapter in her life. She has been given the role of carrying passengers between Dharavi bus stop and South Mumbai. Reports further state that it will be on May 27 or 28 that she will be taking her first 'iconic' journey as a bus driver.

Lokesh Chandra, general manager of BEST, said the utility plans to recruit more women.

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