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World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva travels in Mumbai local from Churchgate to Dadar

During her first official visit to India, Georgevia will see the operations of the Bank-supported suburban rail system in Mumbai.

Published: 28th February 2017 01:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2017 04:04 PM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI: World Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kristalina Georgieva, who is presently in Mumbai, today travelled in local train from Churchgate to Dadar.

During her first official visit to India, Georgevia will see the operations of the Bank-supported suburban rail system in Mumbai starting today.

She will hold discussions with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, RBI Governor Urjit Patel besides other key policy-makers.

“India is our biggest middle-income client. Its economic growth influences global growth. Its achievements in health and education contribute to the world achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. I am keen to learn more as India is a laboratory for the world to learn about what works in development and to find new ways to collaborate.” Georgieva said.

World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva, center, holds a train ticket as she begins to take a trip in a suburban train in Mumbai. | AP

While in Mumbai, she will have the opportunity to see how the operations of the World Bank-supported suburban rail system - which carries about eight million commuters each day - is serving a fast growing and urbanizing India. 


Georgevia will also visit a school serving low-income households and children with special needs, which is a part of Centre's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme supported by the bank to see how the Mumbai administrators are striving to ensure that basic services are delivered to all residents of the city.

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