COVID 19: Buddh International Circuit to be used as Quarantine Facility

Published On : 01 April 2020
By Tarashekhar Padhy



The administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar close to New Delhi has an important task at hand as lakhs of people are attempting to make their way towards their native places in UP and Bihar from the nation's capital. Now with the Union Home ministry sealing district borders, these migrants are not able to go away from the district and the nearby administration is putting in the efforts to take care of their shelter and food requirements. For the same, the District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar has selected the now vacant Buddh International Circuit to be used as a refuge home which can also be used as a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients. The decision became consistent with provisions below Chapter 12 of the Uttar Pradesh pandemic COVID-19 guidelines, 2020.


Adequate guidelines have been given to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial development authority (YEIDA) to set up the specified centers on the Jaypee sports metropolis on conflict footing. According to a YEIDA official who's involved within the process they'll be capable of determining on Monday itself how many people can be kept on the facility and the goal to hold them there until April 14, 2020, the day on which the cutting-edge lockdown receives over. The authority will take care of all the meals and health requirements of the occupants for the stated period.


Recently the authority had sealed the premises of the racetrack in addition to the Sports metropolis as the proprietors had failed to clear unpaid dues of over Rs. 600 crores to them. This may be one among round 20 centers all over the district the administration aims to use as refuge cum quarantine facilities for the migrants at some point in the lockdown period.