Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu will on Wednesday hold a mega roadshow from Ahmedabad airport to Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat, and later visit an entrepreneurial centre and a horticultural centre.
Both the Prime Ministers will arrive at Ahmedabad airport at around 10.15 am, from where they will travel to the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati in an open vehicle.
The dignitaries will receive a grand reception with over 50 stages set up along the route jointly by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the Gujarat government. This will Modi’s first to his home state after the assembly elections.
The 14-km-long roadshow will be heavily guarded by security forces including Israeli snipers along the route, where almost 50,000 people are expected to be present.
A km-long periphery will be turned into a fortress for almost half of the day, where 12 teams from ‘Chetak commandos’, the Quick Response Teams, the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and police will be guarding the venues.
Special squads will be deployed at high-rise buildings along the route and also on the Sabarmati river in speedboats when both the dignitaries are in the Ashram.
Both the dignitaries will spend around 20 minutes at the Ashram, where they will pay a floral tribute to the Father of the Nation.
Modi and Netanyahu will also visit ‘Hridaykunj’ at the Ashram and also try their hands on the ‘Charkha’. The Prime Ministers will also visit the exhibition at the Ashram. Netanyahu will be presented a copy of Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography, “My Experiments with Truth”.
Both the Prime Ministers will return to the airport along the same route and will fly in a chopper to the ‘I-create’ centre at Bawla, where they will address the youth. They will also have lunch at the centre along with various industrialists.
They will then fly off to the horticulture centre near Prantij around 2 pm where they will address a congregation of agricultural experts and farmers. They will head back to the airport in the evening.
(With inputs from agencies)