Preparation to welcome US President Donald Trump is going on in full swing and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is reportedly building a wall to mask a slum along a route likely to be taken by Trump while visiting the city during his two-day visit to India on February 24-25.
During his visit to the nation, PM Narendra Modi is expected to take him on a roadshow.
According to reports, the wall will go up on the road connecting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport to Indira Bridge. According to a senior municipal official, the 6-7 feet high wall is being erected to cover the slum area on an estimated 600-meter stretch which will be followed by a plantation drive along the stretch.
The administration intends to plant date palms along the Sabarmati riverfront.
The slum, however, inhabits over 2,500 people and hosts 500 kaccha houses.