Mumbai’s brand new $700-million metro is leaking water


By Devjyot Ghoshal

It took eight years and Rs 4,321 crore (about $720 million) to build the Mumbai Metro.

But less than a month after starting operations, the newest mass transit system in India’s financial capital—built by a consortium led by billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure—has spectacularly failed in the face of Mumbai’s legendary monsoon rains.

It all started yesterday as some photographs, including the ones below, began circulating on Twitter. More info