Workers use a crane to re-install a temporary gate at Motera Stadium, after it collapsed due to strong winds, in Ahmedabad, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.
Workers use a crane to re-install a temporary gate at Motera Stadium, after it collapsed due to strong winds, in Ahmedabad, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.
Photo: PTI

The world's biggest stadium will be inaugurated on the morrow by the leader of the free world.

President Donald Trump who will arrive in India for his first state visit to the nation is slated to open the Motera stadium.

However, a video that has many on Twitter talking shows Gate Number three, through which the Trump will be entering, collapsing in the face of strong winds.

The makeshift entry gate was made of welded steel rods and covered in flex banners. After sometime, a portion of another makeshift gate structure at the stadium's main entrance also collapsed due to the windy weather, another official said.

No one was injured in both the incidents and work was underway to put the structures back in place, he said.

While this is easily fixed, it does raise an alarming question about the stability of the structure when it is needed on Monday.

With two gates having been felled by the wind, it might be prudent to look into securing them in a better fashion.

After all, the breeze cannot really be controlled.

President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in a roadshow here on Monday and later address the 'Namaste Trump' event at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera on Monday.

He is also scheduled to visit Sabarmati Ashram before travelling to the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh's Agra. He will then travel to Delhi for an overnight stay.

(With inputs from agencies)

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