One lakh to attend Donald Trump-Narendra Modi roadshow on 24 Feb, says Ahmedabad municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra

  • Nearly one lakh people are expected to line up along 22-kilometres route of roadshow of Donald Trump, Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on 24 February

  • Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra said number of those expected to be present at roadshow will be 'around one lakh'

  • As per the roadshow route plan, Trump and Modi will first reach the Sabarmati Ashram

Ahmedabad: Nearly one lakh people are expected to line up along the 22-kilometres route of the roadshow of US president Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on 24 February, officials said on Thursday.

 One lakh to attend Donald Trump-Narendra Modi roadshow on 24 Feb, says Ahmedabad municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra

File image of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump. PTI

The number is much less than what the US president has been claiming. In a recent video, Trump said, "7 million (70 lakh)" people will be there on the roadshow route.

Notably, the total population of Ahmedabad is estimated to be around 70 to 80 lakh.

Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra on Wednesday said the number of those expected to be present at the roadshow will be "around one lakh".

In a tweet a few days back, Nehra estimated the same figure.

"MaruAmdavad says Namaste Trump, India Road Show is getting bigger and bigger. More than one lakh participants already confirmed for the 22 kilometre roadshow. Great opportunity for Ahmedabad to present Indian Culture to the World" he said in a tweet on 16 February.

As per the roadshow route plan, Trump and Modi will first reach the Sabarmati Ashram, a place closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi, from the Ahmedabad international airport.

From the Sabarmati Ashram, both the leaders would take the SP Ring Road via Indira Bridge near the airport to reach the newly-built cricket stadium in Motera area of the city.

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani had earlier posted a video on his Twitter account, saying the "world's oldest democracy would meet the world's largest democracy on 24 February" when Trump would address a large gathering at the cricket stadium along with Modi.

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Updated Date: Feb 20, 2020 12:23:36 IST