Donald Trump's three-hour visit to Gujarat will cost more than Rs 100 million

AHMEDABAD: It seems that spending is definitely not a restriction, since the state government prepares to deploy the red carpet for the US president. UU. Donald Trump , which will visit Ahmedabad for three hours on February 24.

According to rough estimates, the state government will spend more than Rs 100 crore to give its best in the high profile visit.

Motera Stadium

The main sources involved in the planning and execution of preparations for Trump's visit to Ahmedabad said that CM Vijay Rupani has instructed that the budget should not be a constraint to house Trump.

Plants being taken to Motera Stadium

The (AMC) and the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) that are renovating the roads and beautifying the city for Trump's visit, will jointly spend nearly Rs 100 million.

Palm trees were planted in the divider near the airport road in Shahibaug

This includes Rs 60 crore for resurfacing of 17 roads and laying a dedicated 1.5 km road for Trump to travel back to the airport after opening Motera Stadium .

Pavers replaced at Airport Road

The civic agency has allocated a budget of Rs 6 crore for the beautification of the route and the place. The AUDA will spend around Rs 20 crore for roads.

State to have most of the expense

While the total expenditure for Trump's visit will be accounted for after the event, a later part of the addition of the envelope indicates that the cost will exceed Rs 100 million. The government of India may bear some costs, but the majority participation will be borne by the state government, ”said an official.

All departments have received permission to execute all logistics and other requirements without waiting for administrative approvals to spend money, as the administration is fighting against time to complete preparations before the VVIP visit, an official said.

The AMC officials said Rs 500 crore was sanctioned for resurfacing patches of roads across the city in the budget. “Of this, funds have been sanctioned to resurface roads on a war footing around Motera Stadium , airport and Sabarmati ashram,” an AMC leader said.