US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit

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PostWed Nov 03, 2010 3:00 am » by Boobytrap


US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit
Mumbai: The US would be spending a whopping $200 million (Rs. 900 crore approx) per day on President Barack Obama's visit to the city.

"The huge amount of around $200 million would be spent on security, stay and other aspects of the Presidential visit," a top official of the Maharashtra Government privy to the arrangements for the high-profile visit said.

About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments.

"Except for personnel providing immediate security to the President, the US officials may not be allowed to carry weapons. The state police is competent to take care of the security measures and they would be piloting the Presidential convoy," the official said on condition of anonymity.
Navy and Air Force has been asked by the state government to intensify patrolling along the Mumbai coastline and its airspace during Obama's stay. The city's airspace will be closed half-an-hour before the President's arrival for all aircraft barring those carrying the US delegation.

The personnel from SRPF, Force One, besides the NSG contingent stationed here would be roped in for the President's security, the official said.

The area from Hotel Taj, where Obama and his wife Michelle would stay, to Shikra helipad in Colaba would be cordoned off completely during the movement of the President. ... isit-64106

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PostThu Nov 04, 2010 7:24 pm » by Boobytrap

hmmmmmmmm not one comment.......

interesting i guess you dont care that he is spending YOUR tax money
200 million a day people!!!!!

but wait there is more!

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PostThu Nov 04, 2010 7:26 pm » by Boobytrap

The authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai have taken extraordinary measures to protect President Obama ahead of his visit. In their effort to provide maximum security in the run-up to his visit on Friday, they have removed coconuts which may fall on his head from trees.

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PostThu Nov 04, 2010 8:08 pm » by Boobytrap

US Military Building a Kilometer long Tunnel so Obama can visit the Ghandi Museum?

It could give a sense of superior American organisation, or be an indicator of a deep-set persecution complex. It could also be a manifestation of Uncle Sam’s penchant for a show of strength.

The matter pertains to US president Barack Obama’s planned visit to Mani Bhavan —the Gandhi museum — on November 6, soon after he reaches Mumbai. On Monday, US secret agents visited the museum to plan Obama’s security detail.

Since it is difficult to monitor such a congested area, they came up with a quick solution which left the Indians accompanying them amazed: A bomb-proof over-ground tunnel — to be installed by US military engineers in just an hour.

The tunnel would be a kilometre long and measure 12ft by 12ft — enough to let Obama’s cavalcade pass through. The tunnel would be centrally air-conditioned, fitted with close-circuit television cameras, and will be heavily guarded at every point, including, of course, its entry and exit. ... an_1461946

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PostThu Nov 04, 2010 9:02 pm » by Slith

I just read that in the paper. They broke it down, detail by detail. Unbelievable! Especiallly seeing the economy is as it is. WOW!

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PostThu Nov 04, 2010 9:06 pm » by Daemonfoe

geez. take that money and spread it between 800 us citizens a day to buy homes. ffs. what a waste.

it's amazing how we can work our whole lives to earn 1/800th of that and they spend it like chump change.
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PostFri Nov 05, 2010 6:51 am » by Kraftdinner

coconuts ! oye. Monkey assassins aya. 1 km tunnel pittiful. nuke button. Ghandi would cry


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