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Namaste Trump: Crowds gather to greet Donald Trump at Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium

Updated : 2020-02-24 11:11:08

Crowds were lining up outside Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad ahead of US President Donald Trump's first visit to India. Trump lands in Ahmedabad at 11:40 AM. A road show is planned and a huge reception will be held in a 110,000-seat cricket stadium said to be the world's largest. In the stadium, many people were wearing customised white hats saying "Namaste (Greetings) Trump", while workers handed out thousands of cardboard masks of the US president.

The Motera stadium has the maximum capacity of around 1.50 lakh people with seating arrangement for 1.10 lakh people, 10,000 VIPs and over 3,500 VVIPs, police is geared up for crowd management as people are being brought in thousands of buses and other private vehicles from across Gujarat.
The Motera stadium has the maximum capacity of around 1.50 lakh people with seating arrangement for 1.10 lakh people, 10,000 VIPs and over 3,500 VVIPs, police is geared up for crowd management as people are being brought in thousands of buses and other private vehicles from across Gujarat.
Among the cultural programmes will be music performances by top Bollywood singer Kailash Kher and other leading Gujarati singers and performers.
Among the cultural programmes will be music performances by top Bollywood singer Kailash Kher and other leading Gujarati singers and performers.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be hosting Trump along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when Air Force One carrying the US President, his family and a delegation led by him will touch down at the Ahmedabad airport at around 11.30 a.m.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be hosting Trump along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when Air Force One carrying the US President, his family and a delegation led by him will touch down at the Ahmedabad airport at around 11.30 a.m.
Indians watch a billboard at an entrance of Sardar Patel stadium ahead of the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump in Ahmedabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Indians watch a billboard at an entrance of Sardar Patel stadium ahead of the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump in Ahmedabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival aboard the Air Force One flight.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump upon their arrival aboard the Air Force One flight.
Dance groups and singers from different parts of the country will be performing on stages that are dotting the 22-km route of the 'India roadshow' in the city.
Dance groups and singers from different parts of the country will be performing on stages that are dotting the 22-km route of the 'India roadshow' in the city.
Huge billboards of the two leaders and replicas of historic places in Gujarat have also been placed along the roads where people will greet the two leaders.
Huge billboards of the two leaders and replicas of historic places in Gujarat have also been placed along the roads where people will greet the two leaders.
After addressing the gathering at the
After addressing the gathering at the "Namaste Trump" event at the Motera stadium, both the leaders will leave for Agra around 3.30 p.m.
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