AHMEDABAD: Expenditure, it seems, is unquestionably not a constraint, because the state authorities readies to roll out the crimson carpet for US President Donald Trump, who will go to Ahmedabad for 3 hours on February 24.
In response to tough estimates, the state authorities will spend upwards of Rs 100 crore to place its finest foot ahead for the high-profile go to.
High sources concerned in planning and execution of preparations for Trump’s Ahmedabad go to mentioned that CM Vijay Rupani has instructed that finances shouldn’t be a constraint in internet hosting Trump.
Vegetation being taken to Motera stadium
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Ahmedabad City Growth Authority (AUDA) which are revamping roads and beautifying town for Trump’s go to, will collectively spend practically Rs 100 crore.
Palm bushes have been planted on the divider close to the Airport Street in Shahibaug
This contains Rs 60 crore for resurfacing of 17 roads and laying a devoted 1.5 km highway for Trump to journey again to the airport after opening Motera stadium.
Paver blocks changed on Airport Street
The civic physique has allotted a finances of Rs 6 crore for beautification of the route and venue. The AUDA will spend about Rs 20 crore for roads.
State to bear larger share of expenditure
Whereas complete expenditure for Trump’s go to will likely be accounted after the occasion, a again of the envelope addition pegs the price to be over Rs 100 crore. Authorities of India might bear some value, however majority share will likely be borne by the state authorities,” mentioned an official.
“All departments have been given permission to execute all logistics and different necessities with out ready for administrative approvals to spend cash because the administration is racing in opposition to time to finish preparations earlier than the VVIP go to,” an official mentioned.
The AMC officers mentioned Rs 500 crore was sanctioned for resurfacing patches of roads throughout town within the finances. “Of this, funds have been sanctioned to resurface roads on a battle footing round Motera stadium, airport and Sabarmati ashram,” an AMC chief mentioned.