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More then 100 crore spent on hosting US President Donald trump

More then 100 crore spent on hosting US President Donald trump

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According to the report, the Centre government is planning to spend more than 100 crores to host US President Donald Trump in his first visit to India. 

More then 100 crore spent on hosting US President Donald trump

How much amount spent on welcoming Donald Trump?

The Two Day tour of President Donald Trump started on 24 February, Trump will spend around three hours in Ahmedabad for which Ahmedabad authorities will spend ₹80 to ₹85 crores to beautify the city, Reuters reported.


More than 12000 police officers are to be deployed around the world’s largest cricket stadium - Motera, which has the capacity to host around one lakh people. The total expenditure on Trump’s visit to Gujarat is equivalent to about 1.5 per cent of the annual budget of Gujarat.

Total expenditure on the construction of roads and walls

According to Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner, State authorities have spent around Rs 30 crore to improve the infrastructure around the new Motera cricket stadium where Donald Trump is going to address one lakh people. 

The Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner noted that eighteen roads of about 20 kilometres long from Ahmedabad airport to Motera stadium are widened or re-laid. He, however, claimed that the govt intended to enhance the infrastructure even before Trump’s news of arrival surfaced.

According to the Reuters report, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is additionally erecting a wall along the road, connecting the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Aiport to Indira Bridge, to mask the slum areas falling within the zone.

Beautification drive in Ahmedabad

The civic authorities will begin on a plantation drive amounting to ₹6 crores as an area of its “beautification plan”. The authorities will plant full-grown date palms along the Sabarmati Riverfront stretch, the Reuters report added.

Another report by the Independent stated that to achieve the short-notice plan, Ahmedabad local authority has served eviction notices to people living around the area especially slum dwellers.

According to a Reuters’ source, 150 masons are working round-the-clock to end the ambitious plan before Trump’s arrival.

The government will spend ₹80 crores for resurfacing and constructing new roads on Trump’s route. ₹12-15 crore for security for US President. ₹7-10 crore for transport and refreshments of over one lakh guests at the inauguration of Motera stadium. ₹6 crores for the beautification of the town including exotic flowers. ₹4 crores for the cultural extravaganza, according to a media report.

Star category hotels in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar witness a steep hike in room tariffs by 30-50 per cent following the announcement of the mega event, Financial Express reported.

Trump’s arrival comes amidst souring trade relations between India and therefore the US. hinting his dissatisfaction over US-India trade ties, Trump said to media, "We're not treated very well by India but I happen to like Modi a lot."

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