The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has served eviction notices to 45 families living in a slum near the newly-built Motera stadium that is being readied to host US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24.
The families consisting of around 200 slum-dwellers who are registered construction workers claimed they have been asked to move out of a plot they have been inhabiting for two decades due to the upcoming “Namaste Trump” event. However, AMC officials said the notices had no connection with the event, reported the Indian Express.
The move comes just days after the AMC began building a wall allegedly to cover the Saraniyavas or Dev Saran slum on a route that the US President would probably take while visiting the city.
These 45 families who were served notices by AMC’s Estate and Town Development Department are among around 65 families that live at a distance of about 1.5 kilometres from the Motera stadium on the road that connects the stadium with the Visat-Gandhinagar highway.