New Delhi, 28 Feb: In a really appreciating move, the World Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday herself stepped in the Mumbai’s local train to ensure there is no loophole in the suburban rail system.
She travelled from Churchgate to Dadar in the local train to inspect the operations of the World Bank-supported suburban rail system in Mumbai.
Noticing that this is the first official visit of the officer to the country. Georgieva is slated to meet with senior leaders at a time when India’s economic growth is “one of the bright spots” in the global economy.During her visit, She is scheduled to hold talks with the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and other key policy-makers.
She will also meet with Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and RBI Governor Urjit Patel.
She will also take a stock of the situation at a school serving low-income households, and children with special needs (part of Centre’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme, supported by the Bank) to see how Mumbai’s administrators are striving to ensure that basic services are delivered to all residents of the city, one-third of whom live in slums.