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World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva has a ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ moment in India

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva displays her ticket as she travels in the ladies compartment of a local train during her visit to Mumbai.
World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva displays her ticket as she travels in the ladies compartment of a local train during her visit to Mumbai.

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World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva had a taste of the fabled Mumbai local trains this morning as she hopped onto one to commute between Churchgate and Dadar — two of the most vibrant stations in India’s largest metropolis. 

Georgieva, who’s on a two-day visit to the country, was accompanied by World Bank officials, according to a statement

Mumbai local trains are among the busiest in the world, ferrying more than 8 million commuters every day. They’ve been celebrated in popular culture, most notably in Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire

Remember the famous train scene?

Georgieva’s keenness to understand the city’s lifeline stems from World Bank’s association with the Mumbai Urban Transport Project, which has recently completed its second phase. 

The project has helped introduce new trains with higher speeds, better suspension systems, improved interiors, and a better…



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