Gujarat stadium being readied for ‘Namaste Trump’

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited the Motera stadium to inspect the security arrangements regarding US President Donald Trump’s visit to the state. The American President along with the first lady Melania Trump will be attending the welcome event named ‘Namaste Trump’ at the world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera.

“It is a delight and honor for the state as well as for the nation, as two of the biggest global leaders, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be sharing the same stage at the Motera stadium which we are eagerly awaiting,” said Rupani.

The program’s theme has been named ‘Namaste Trump’ where people in large numbers will be welcoming the US President, said the Gujarat CM.

The Gujarat CM was accompanied by Minister of Dtate for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja, Gujarat Chief Secretary Anil, Director General of Police (DGP) Shivanand Jha, Principal Secretary of the Chief Minister Office (CMO) M.K. DaS and the officials of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and the state government to inspect various arrangements regarding the arrival of the dignitaries.

Rupani reviewed arrangements and instructed necessary changes. The Gujarat Cricket Association chairperson Jay Shah and Parimal Nathwani also briefed the Gujarat CM about the necessary arrangements.

“All the arrangements regarding safety and security, parking, seating arrangements, food and water, the entry and exit Gates have been micro planned and everything is in order. The high officials of the state administration and the Gujarat Cricket Association office bearers are reviewing the entire preparations for the event,” said Rupani.

“It is a matter of pride for Gujarat as the US President will be flying here to Ahmedabad directly from Washington,” added Rupani.

Following their security protocol, the American side is flying in equipment for the safety of the US’ first couple, with the first transport plane, carrying security gadgets, arriving at the airport here.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are arriving here on February 24. The high security measures being taken began with the arrival of the C-17 Globemaster plane, which was accorded a priority landing.

The plane carried various security equipment including a security car, sniper units, fire safety equipment, spy cameras etc.

Furthermore, four more such planes are expected to arrive at the Ahmedabad airport by Saturday. Two other planes will also arrive along with the Air Force One bringing the Trumps here, and also carrying a bullet-proof vehicle for his use.

American agencies have set up a control room in the Motera stadium while 200 of its security personnel have arrived.

Similarly, the Special Protection Group and Gujarat Police have also set up their own control rooms at the stadium.

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