Modi, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit Sabarmati Ashram, Sidi Saiyyed mosque

NEW DELHI: Gujarat will roll out the red carpet for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who arrives in Ahmedabad on Wednesday on a two-day visit during which he will lay the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train project.


The twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, which will host a slew of programmes during the high-profile visit, are all decked up to welcome the foreign dignitary with streets shimmering in fluorescent lights, and hoardings and banners welcoming Abe dotting them.

Robust security arrangements have been put in place for the 12th Indo-Japan Summit and business meet where Japanese companies are likely to announce major investments in Gujarat.

The visit will begin with an 8 km road show where Abe will be accorded a grand welcome.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present through the road show with Abe with people lining the streets their cavalcade would pass through.

They will visit Sabarmati Ashram and iconic Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in the eastern part of the city famous for its intricate stone lattice work tomorrow.

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Around 15 to 17 Japanese delegates were not allowed enter Gandhi Ashram by police officials deployed outside the gate. The delegates were sent back as they didn’t had the list of people.


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Gujarat set to roll out red carpet for Shinzo Abe


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Schedule of Shinzo Abe’s  his visit: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

1530 hrs: Arrival in Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport

1630 hrs: Visit to Sabarmati Ashram

1815 hrs: Visit to Siddi Sayyaid ki Jaali