It's expected that over $4 million will be spent on stages, decorations and cultural events for the 22-kilometre-long grand roadshow during Donald Trump's visit to India, the outlet Financial Express reports. It says that, overall, the preparations for the three-hour tour, including planting trees, setting up flower beds and resurfacing 18 roads, will cost around $17 million.
According to India Today, Trump will arrive on 24 February. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet him at the airport, and as they travel through the city of Ahmedabad, he will be welcomed by people lined up in the streets.
The guests are to make a stop at the Gandhi Ashram, where Trump will get a spinning wheel, two books about Mahatma Gandhi and a portrait of the Father of the Nation.
The roadshow is to culminate at the world's largest cricket stadium, Motera Stadium, where an event titled "Namaste Trump" will take place. It will reportedly gather 125,000 people, including Bollywood celebrities, who are to witness performances and a speech by Donald Trump.
Other stops on their journey will include Agra and the celebrated monument the Taj Mahal, cordoned-off for them, and Delhi for numerous official engagements, including a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife, Savita Kovind.