Donald Trump in India: US President to inaugurate world's biggest cricket stadium
AHMEDABAD: US President Donald Trump will inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium when he arrives in Ahmedabad, the home base of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday at the start of a two-day visit aimed at smoothing ties strained by trade disputes.
Making his first official trip to the world's largest de acy , Trump is also expected to visit the humble abode of India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi in Ahmedabad.
The leaders of China, Japan and Israel have all visited Ahmedabad since Modi became India's prime minister. It is the biggest city in Gujarat, the western state where Modi made his mark as chief minister before his party (BJP) swept to power in 2014.
If his Indian hosts can help it, Trump probably won't see a slum as they've ordered for a 400-metre wall to be built along his route to block the view of where poor people live.
Authorities in Ahmedabad expect to spend around 800 million to 850 million Indian rupees ($11-12 million) on preparations for the visit by the American president that is likely to last around three hours, two go nment officials with direct knowledge of the plans said.
The sum is equivalent to about 1.5% of the annual budget for the Home Ministry in Gujarat.
Security-related costs, with more than 12,000 police officers expected to be deployed, will account for almost half the expense, said the officials, who declined to be named as they are not authorised to speak publicly about the visit.
Ahmedabad municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra, the city's top civic official, said that authorities had already spent around 300 million rupees ($4.2 million) on widening roads and improving infrastructure around the new cricket stadium.
With capacity for 110,000 spectators, the Motera Stadium will dislodge the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the world's largest cricket stadium.
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Jason Ray • 3 days ago
So Modi making Gujarat richer through tourism. And he doesn't care about other states.
Times • 3 days ago
we are what we are. why hide the slums. Instead spend that huge money to build permanent dwellings for the poor.
Rock Moddy• 3 days ago
Being poor is a choice. Our PM was a chaiwala
GENTLEMAN TRUMP • 3 days ago
gujaRAT is full of rats and smells of rotten egg, garbage
Sarabtek Singh • 3 days ago
So we pay for Trumps campaign......
Anantha Prasanna • Mumbai • 3 days ago
What can we expect from Modi, Amit combined? development of Ahmedabad only. Largest stadium, bullet train, and many more to come. They have built great wall of Slums to cover the slums. What a waste of tax payers money for a three hour tamasha. Wonder what is in store at Delhi.
Asok Datta • 3 days ago
The BJP means Gujjus who are mostly businessmen with capital from public money and the go nment will go on looting all states to enrich this Gujju state
Sameer • 3 days ago
tallest statue in Gujarat. Biggest stadium now.
Chandrashekhar • nepal • 3 days ago
how much pakistan would hav spend if Trump agreed to visit pakistan. and is big ZERO
Kiran Prakash • 3 days ago
A person who has absolutely nothing to do with Cricket became BCCI Secretary because he is Amit Shah's son. Now a Person who has never seen a cricket match will inaugurate World's biggest stadium.
Om N S • 3 days ago
Already economy is in serious crises yet he is spending crores of tax payers money to promote American President among Indian American Gujarati's.
Madhusudan • 3 days ago
What is the point of show casing only good for Trump. If the smount spent on building a wall is actually used for upliftment of the slums, it will be much better.
Leon Fernandes • Mumbai • 3 days ago
Good for the state. It iwll bring in tourism. Modi has to treat the states impartially
K.M.Iradat Ullah Siddiqui • 3 days ago
Stadium should be inaugurated by Kapil Dev !!!! He took Indian cricket to new heights by winning 1983 world cup
aaaa bbbb • 3 days ago
Why do we need the most powerful man in the world to inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium.
Nationcomesfirst • Mother INDIA • 3 days ago
Welcome to India Trump. Namaste
HoMely Meals • 3 days ago
Modi is saying poorer became rich under his re gie and he wants to hide those poor people and spend 100 crores on US president. Atleast he would have spent those money on building houses he would have received some prayers from people.
Shamanth • 3 days ago
keep going INDIA..... JAI HIND
AR • 3 days ago
Gujrat model is a failed model it's only a hype
Harjot Singh • 3 days ago
It's a crime to spend 800-850 million Rupees for a 2-days visit of Trump. The same amount could have made a difference in the lives of the poor that Modi is trying to hide from Trump.
Abhijit Dey • Agartala • 3 days ago
Sometime I feel Modi is focusing on Gujrat rather then on whole India. All the projects in Gujrat are on fast track.
Rohit Eligeti • Hyderabad • 3 days ago
During that event, Everybody will fly to Gujarat and that state will gain lots of fundings.
Foo Fekuu • 3 days ago
Feku building a wall to hide the true face of 'development in Gujarat. This money could have been spent on facilities for the slum dwellers .
Majumdar • 3 days ago
Did Modi forgot about the sanctions on Amit Shah by US. Trump doesn't care our PM. But still he is always after him. Really..... and don't compare the stadium with MCG please...... it's way ahead in everything.
India First • Marlboro • 3 days ago
Modi Ji, be certain to show Trump India’s Trump wall that is being built to not prevent illegal immigrants enter India but to hide india’s poor.
Indian Peninsular • 3 days ago
Funds from Maharastra and other states are pouring in for Gujuss develpoment.
Bhishma • 3 days ago
The only progress for India is cricket and bollywood.
Bob Biswas • 3 days ago
Modi wants to feel ‘at home’ while he sucks up to Trump big time. Good move.
Nishada Ahm • 3 days ago
Govt is busy hiding Guj model by building wall