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By Shilpa | Feb 13, 2020 05:35 PM

Whenever a great political figure comes to India, whichever city they are making a visit to, undergoes beautification and other alterations. With American President Donald Trump’s proposed visit to India on February 24 and 25, coming nearer, Ahmedabad is gearing up. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium that is set to be inaugurated and will form the venue for Kem Chho Trump! event sports a gleaming look.

Wall Built in Ahmedabad Ahead of Donald Trump India Visit

With a seating capacity of 1 lakh spectators, the stadium will be the largest in the world, overtaking the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.

Now, reports have come up that the Ahmedabad civic body is building half-a-kilometre long wall on the stretch that leads to Gandhinagar from the Ahmedabad airport, which will block the view of the slums.

The wall, with a height of six or seven feet, will come up alongside the road connecting the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport to Indira Bridge, reports IE. This forms the route that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Trump will take on their way to the stadium.

This beautification is said to cost Rs 50 crore, according to Ahmedabad Mirror. However, this has set some tongues wagging with people wondering if the wall has been built in a bid to hide the slums.

Earlier, speaking about his visit, an elated Trump had said, “He (Modi) said we will have millions and millions of people. My only problem is that last night we probably had 40,000 or 50,000 people… I’m not going to feel so good… There will be five to seven million just from the airport to the new stadium. And you know is the largest stadium in the world. He’s (Modi) building it now…”

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are expected to be put up in the grand presidential suite of ITC Maurya in Delhi. A recce was done recently to prepare for their visit.

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