New Delhi: United States President Donald Trump is coming to India on a two-day official visit during which he will address an event like ‘Howdy, Modi?’, called Namaste Trump. Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, which is said to be the world’s biggest cricket stadium, will house the mega event. Also Read - Paan Shops Sealed To Keep Walls Clean, Dogs Caged Ahead of Donald Trump's Ahmedabad Visit
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According to reports, a 500-metre long and a four-feet-tall wall is being built in Ahmedabad’s Sardarnagar, which has several slum structures and is situated along a road that leads to the Indira bridge on the outskirts of the city from the airport. This route is likely to be taken by the cavalcade. Ahmedabad municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra, however, said that the decision to build the wall was taken two months ago.
Slum-dwellers residing close to the Motera Stadium have been served eviction notices by municipal authorities. But this has no connection with the visit, the civic authorities said.
Seven Million People to Greet Trump?
This is what US President Donald Trump said to have been told by PM Modi. The municipal commissioner has recently tweeted that more than 1 lakh participants have already confirmed for the 22-km roadshow.
More Water to the Yamuna
The Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department has released 500 cusecs of water into the Yamuna from the Ganganahar in Bulandshahr to improve the river’s “environmental condition” in Agra, as Trump will be visiting the Taj Mahal. “Keeping in mind US President Trump’s visit to Agra, 500 cusecs of water has been released from the Ganganahar to improve the environmental condition of the Yamuna. This water will reach the Yamuna in Mathura by February 20 and Agra by February 21 afternoon,” the department’s Superintending Engineer Dharmender Singh Phogat said. This move is likely to reduce the “foul smell” from the Yamuna, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) assistant engineer Arvind Kumar said when asked about the development.
(With PTI Inputs)