India's only F1 track to be transformed into quarantine facility: Report
Noida : To facilitate the stranded migrants in need, the officials of Gautam Budh Nagar administration have decided to transform the India's only F1 racing track - the Buddha International Circuit - into a shelter home with quarantine facility.
The district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, BN Singh, said the decision was taken in order to create additional facilities to provide healthcare and shelter to people in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway areas.
Besides this, the administration has also taken note of at least 20 such buildings which can be used as shelter homes for those leaving Delhi-NCR due to panic and walking to their hometowns.
The move has been initiated with an aim that not even a single infected person reach their hometown and bring possible threat of community transmission.
"As of now, we have identified the facility. We will figure out how many persons can be accommodated here on Monday. We are creating these facilities so that stranded migrants in Gautam Budh Nagar can use them till April 14, 2020," an official of the Gautam Budh Nagar administrations said, on the condition of anonymity.
"As per provisions under Chapter 12 of the Uttar Pradesh pandemic Covid-19 guidelines, 2020, we have decided to use Jaypee Sports City, along Yamuna Expressway, as shelter home to provide medical, food and residential accommodation to those, who are from Gautam Budh Nagar district or stuck without homes in our district," said Singh.
Other buildings have also been identified, said officials, for being operated as temporary shelter homes and isolation centres.