New Delhi: US President Barack Obama who will leave Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday evening for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India is likely to cancel his Agra visit, reports said.
According to reports, the security chief who was organising President Obama’s Agra visit received a letter stating that the advisors of the visiting dignitary were allegedly unhappy over a 150 metre stretch near the Taj Mahal that he would have had to walk.
No vehicle is allowed upto the main outer gate of the mausoleum.
The US President along with his wife Michelle Obama were scheduled to visit Agra on January 27 to see the Taj Mahal.
Obama will be leaving for Saudi Arabia from New Delhi itself after addressing a select gathering on January 27, reports further said..
However, no official word with regard to this has been passed on to authorities in Lucknow.
The entire stretch from Delhi to Agra was supposed to remain under high alert January 27 and for three hours people would not be able to use their mobile phones in the vicinity of the Taj Ganj area, the Mall road and the Fatehabad road as electronic jammers would be in operation, officials said.
President Obama will arrive in New Delhi on January 25 to take part in this year’s Republic Day celebrations on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will be the first US President to attend a Republic Day celebration.