Mumbai, May 26
: Breaking stereotypes, 42-year-old Lakshmi Jadhav has now become Mumbai's first woman BrihanMumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus driver in the city's transport history. She shattered all gender notions, proving that some jobs are not just made for men.
She will be driving passengers between the Dharavi bus station and south Mumbai. She got her licence to drive a bus in the year 2019 and she is also the first woman who received an autorickshaw permit from Wadala RTO in 2016.
BEST Bus Transport service tweeted as General Manager of BEST Buses Lokesh Chandra welcomed its first female Bus Driver.
According to reports, Jadhav stated that since childhood, she has been keen to learn how to drive. While doing multiple odd jobs for survival, she used to take out time to drive high-end luxurious cars like BMW and Mercedes.
Lakshmi will be beginning her new journey as a bus driver on May 27 which will be flagged by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray.