Ahead of Donald Trump visit in Ahmedabad, 45 families living in a slum near the Sardara Vallabhai Stadium have been served eviction notices by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting United States President Donald Trump at an event at the stadium in late February.
However, the civic body has denied it, while the residents of the slum have been asked to evict the area.
For the unversed, US President will be visiting Ahmedabad and New Delhi on February 24 and 25. Modi and Trump will be holding a roadshow in Ahmedabad.
Also, the civic body has been constructing a wall along the road connecting the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport to Indira Bridge in order to cover the slum areas.
As per the media reports, 35-year-old construction worker, Meda, who claimed to have been living in the slum for 22 years said, “The AMC officials who came to serve the notices asked us to vacate as soon as possible. They told us that the head of the United States is visiting Motera stadium and they wanted us to move out.”
Around 65 families live nearly 1.5 km from the stadium. Of these 45 families, consisting of about 200 people were served the notices by the civic body’s Estate and Town Development Department.
The notice says that the “encroached” land belonged to the civic body and was part of a town planning scheme. It asked the slum-dwellers to evict in seven days.