These decisions were taken in the historic all-women House meeting on Sunday on the eve of International Women’s Day. It was attended by 35 women corporators and chaired by mayor Sanyukta Bhatia, who is also the first woman to be elected to this office.
The meeting also decided to name a city park after Chhatrapati Maharaj Shivaji’s mother Jijabai. Similarly, three prominent intersections in the state capital will be renamed after women freedom fighters or queens.
Unlike the traditional house meeting of the civic body, which is often marked by pandemonium, the special all-women session went smoothly. Corporators also placed some proposals for the welfare of women.
The mayor said, “The proposals given by corporators will be put up in the upcoming executive committee.”